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Want land for your cultural institution? It’s available.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) gained access to the city-owned vacant lot at 31 Lafayette Avenue for use as a bike park and art installation in 2013. 596 Acres NYC Team had a great meeting with BAM’s Chief Financial Officer Keith Stubblefield this week and learned about the [...]

NY State Community Land Access Advocates Urge Cuomo To Sign Bill Requiring Cities to Respond to Requests for Access to Public Land Within 180 Days – You Can Help!

A statewide coalition of community land access advocates has signed and sent the letter below to Governor Cuomo, encouraging him to sign a bill that would expand the authority of the State office of Community Gardens and create timelines [...]

Press Release: LIVING LOTS NOLA TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO LAND — COMMUNITY INPUT INVITED AS TOOL IS DEVELOPED

MEDIA CONTACTS: Paula Z. Segal, Executive Director & Legal Director of NYC Community Land Access Program, 596 Acres, 646.276.3865, paula@596acres.org Sanjay Kharod, Executive Director, New Orleans Food & Farm Network, 504.483.6967, sanjay@noffn.org http://livinglotsnola.org/ NEW ORLEANS, La. – 596 Acres, [...]

LA Open Acres Project Launch

Last week, we started our partnership with C-Lab and Community Health Councils in Los Angeles with a research trip that included a Vacant Land Summit. A recap from the summit and a description of the project’s next steps is [...]

596 Acres Building Tools for Garden Justice in Philadelphia

In January we announced that we were starting work with the Garden Justice Legal Initiative (GJLI) of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia to custom-build an online tool for the Philadelphia land stewardship community. Today, we are pleased to [...]

Teach. Imagine. Grow.

Download the 596 Acres curriculum (PDF). A land access advocacy curriculum and educational tool by 596 Acres. 596 Acres is a public education project aimed at making communities aware of the land resources around them. With the twin goals [...]

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