NYC Urban Agriculture311Search all websites



Zoning Related Questions - Department of City Planning

For general zoning questions, read the Zoning Help Desk FAQ. If you still have questions, call 212-720-3291 during business hours (8:30AM–5:30PM, Monday–Friday, closed on legal holidays). Leave a detailed message with your block and lot information, and a zoning specialist will get back to you within two business days. Or fill out the Zoning Information Inquiry Form.

Community Gardens

For information pertaining to community gardens, contact the GreenThumb Program at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation:

100 Gold Street
Suite 3100
New York, New York 10038
Tel. (212) 602-5300
Fax (212) 602-5334

Mailing Address
NYC Parks
The Arsenal
Attention: GreenThumb
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065

For all press related inquiries and media events, please contact -

School Gardens

For information pertaining to school gardens, contact Grow to Learn NYC:

Tel. (212) 788-7900
Fax (212) 788-7913

Department of Buildings

Department of Buildings General Phone Number: Tel. (212) 566-5000

Department of Buildings Borough Offices

Brooklyn‎: ‎ (718) 802-3680
Queens‎: ‎ (718) 286-7690
Manhattan‎: ‎ (212) 393-2552
Bronx‎: ‎ (718) 960-4740
Staten Island‎: ‎ (718) 816-2300

Department of Buildings Other Contacts

Department of Health

For concerns or questions regarding health rules and regulations related to health issues for urban agriculture, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene can be contacted by dialing 311 or by visiting 311 Online.

NYC Director of Food Policy

To contact the Office of the Director of Food Policy, please fill out the information request form.