As of June 2018, 596 Acres is not providing advocacy
support in New York City. The tools and resources
but no staff is able to assist with crafting campaigns.
Community land access advocacy continues to be done
by New Yorkers - we are so glad to have contributed to shaping a movement.
support in New York City. Our tools remain online
We made these online advocacy tools:
Living Lots NYC
Living Lots NYC is a clearinghouse of information that New Yorkers can use to find, unlock and protect our shared resources. 596 Acres started with vacant lots and remains committed to helping fill these holes.
NYCommons helps New Yorkers impact decisions about public land and buildings in their neighborhoods. It is a collaboration between Common Cause/NY, the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, and 596 Acres.
One Dollar Lots
One Dollar Lots documents each time NYC sells or plans to sell a vacant lot to developers for $1. This tool can help New Yorkers better shape how dollar sales of public land impact our neighborhoods and city.
Urban Reviewer catalogs over 150 urban renewal plans that NYC adopted to get federal funding for acquiring land, relocating the people living there, demolishing the structures and making way for new public and private development.