Potential for Community Space Next to Rikers Island Bridge


    596 Acres is eyeing a desolate stretch of Astoria right next to the Riker’s Island Bridge for possible community use. Folks started organizing around some empty space on the block, which looks to be half occupied by an industrial facility and half vacant and heavily overgrown. The city does have some jurisdiction over the area, and has reported that “If there is a community need being fulfilled, and if sponsored by a local group, then it is possible that they will approve a new project for the community on their land.” Sounds exciting! If you’re interested in organizing around this potential community space, go right here. GMAP UPDATE: The above photo has been updated to reflect the exact parcel on this block residents are organizing around. This lot is fully vacant, although it is heavily forested.

    Photo via OASIS Map

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