Monday, July 9, 2012

Claim this land!

You know the empty lot over on East Second Street near Avenue D...?

Anyway, there are now signs on the Second Street side providing information on how you can use this space... Members of 596 Acres recently posted these ... (the Brooklyn-based group of gardeners have identified vacant lots throughout NYC ... they want to help empower local residents to take them over and make the land something useful and green ...)

It's a great opportunity to do something with this space... the surrounding area won't be green for too much longer. Behind this property... the Karl Fischer-designed, 33-unit apartment building is under way where 316-318 E. Third St. used to be... workers demolished the circa-1835 house back in March.

And to the east of this plot... on the corner of Houston and Avenue D ... a big development is in the works... But this particular parcel will remain empty, as I understand it...

Read more about 596 Acres in this Times feature from April.


Uncle Waltie said...

"The Crying Of Lot 49".

Hey19 said...

“this is america, you live in it, you let it happen. let it unfurl.”
― Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

So, when you say it wont be green for too much longer, do you mean someone is going to develop this lot? if so, it makes it hard to motivate to do anything with it. If anyone gets an idea, let me know, I carry a mean bag of mulch.

EV Grieve said...

@Hey 19

Ah, I didn't make that very clear. The adjacent lots won't be green for much longer. The lot directly to the east of this one is earmarked for development, as I understand it. And the property behind this lot is the former 316-318 E. 3rd St., where the 33-unit apartment building is going up.