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We Are Hiring a Researcher for NYCommons.org

This Spring, join the 596 Acres team to add key details to a new tool for NYC community land access. Created in collaboration with Common Cause/NY and the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, NYCommons.org will bring [...]

News from the Acres: When We Advocate, They Listen!

PROTECTING OUR PLACES – The Department of Finance Tax Lien Sale Since 1996 the NYC Department of Finance (DOF) Tax Lien Sale has routinely dispossessed community organizations of key properties. We have been advocating: we revealed that 89 nonprofits were included in the [...]

News from the Acres: We Saved Brownsville’s Community Farm!

When we fight, we win! Green Valley Community Garden and Farmer’s Market is saved! Just days before the eviction deadline, Mayor Bill de Blasio took heed of the powerful resident-led campaign, supported by 596 Acres and the Community Development Project at the [...]

2016 Annual Report!

To download the PDF, click here. Or read it like a book below! Click the second button down on the left to make it full screen:  

News from the Acres: Courage Is Not the Absence of Fear but the Triumph over It

The Tax Lien Sale Continues, Along with Our Work to Safeguard Community Property and Give Communities Leverage Over Neglected Lots and Buildings For years, 596 Acres has been advocating for the removal of vacant lots, unoccupied buildings and properties owned by [...]

596 Acres Seeking Django Developer

596 Acres is looking for a Python and Django full-stack developer to help create a new website based on our Living Lots framework. You will work with our lead developer (Eric) to map vacant land and provide organizing tools (similar [...]

News from the Acres: New Year!

Let City staff know: this land is our land! Next Wednesday, January 11, two opportunities: In the morning, Stand with Brownsville Organizers to Oppose City Giving Public Land Away for Expensive Private Homes In Brownsville at Municipal Building Disposition Hearing. Local [...]

News from the Acres: Supporting Community Development since 2011

WELCOME OUR NEW COMMUNITY LAND ACCESS PROGRAM ORGANIZER “Over the past three weeks, everyone that I’ve met through my new position has reminded me that the mission of 596 Acres is not to build community gardens (although we help [...]

Welcome Alicia

As we close out 2016, 596 Acres is really excited to welcome our new New York City Community Land Access Program Organizer, Alicia Rodgers. In her own words… I am excited to join 596 Acres after completing my Master [...]

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