Grassroots Push for Park at Vacant 181 Stanton Lot

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 at 6:28 am by
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Despite proposals to the contrary, there is a grassroots movement afoot to instead convert the overgrown lot at 181 Stanton Street into public park space. This particular parcel, together with 137-139 Attorney, was pitched to Community Board 3 four months ago for development. The advisory committee fully backed the idea at the time, which called for Wormser + Associates to construct a five-story residential building with rear yard, with a stipulation that affordable housing be “maximized.”

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As it stands, the HDC still owns and “maintains” this long-vacant sliver of a property. Yet now the Brooklyn-based 596 Acres organization is pushing for green solutions for 181 Stanton. Like a small community garden. Flyers planted in the immediate vicinity urge residents to attend a meeting Sunday afternoon to “help name this garden, plan its design, and prepare the lots.”

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The Project for Empty Space last occupied this parcel for its art project, the remnants of which are still visibly scattered.

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