Join us for Earth Day Weekend!

JOIN US THIS WEEKEND FOR EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS Day Party on Saturday: We’re partnering with Ode to Babel (772 Dean St at Washington Ave, Crown Heights) to bring you a day party fundraiser this Saturday, April 21 from 1pm to 6pm! Proceeds will go directly to [...]

One Dollar Lot Sale Alert: upcoming public hearings

Attention NYC Residents: The City of New York has scheduled three public hearings regarding 9 lots of land the City plans to give away to developers for $1 each. The map above and list below shows where. Do you [...]

Our City Full of Intersections

596 Acres relies on your donations! Thank you to every one of you who has supported our work. By becoming a 596 Acres Champion, you ensure continuous support is available to organizers in every neighborhood who seek our assistance to make [...]

There’s Definitely Enough Space

JOIN 596 ACRES: online TONIGHT, in Brooklyn THIS SUNDAY & in Manhattan in March We’ll be on facebook live tonight from 7pm to 8pm to scheme with you about organizing to gain access to vacant lots, buildings and street ends in your [...]

2017 Annual Report!

For stories of our impact in 2017, you can download the 2017 Impact Report in pdf form here. Or, scroll to the bottom of this page to read it like a book. (There’s a button at left to make [...]

Introducing web tools developer intern Sam Raby

Meet Sam Raby, our Web Tools Developer intern! A recent graduate of Wesleyan University, Sam joined our team in October and has been working to build our new online map focusing on the city’s one dollar lot sales. With [...]


Welcome to a new year for creating and protecting places where neighborhood networks and community resilience can flourish! We prepared for it by holding space for residents to dream and scheme for access to vacant spaces (photos of our year-end workshop here) and [...]

11 Community Land Access Success Stories from 2017!

As we wrap up the year at 596 Acres, we are excited about the future of community land access. Amazing things are happening in NYC’s neighborhoods thanks to our incredible community of organizers, advisors and donors. We’d like to share [...]

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