Public Buildings For Sale to Private For-Profit Developers: Press Conference October 28, 2015 at 9:30am

UPDATED: October 27, 2015, 3:40pm The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has announced the first public auction of “surplus” City real estate since 2013. We are working together with Picture the Homeless, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation [...]

596 Acres Testimony In Support of NYC OpenFOIL Law

There’s a great bill making its way through NYC City Council that would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to create a streamlined and centralized system through which people can request to see government documents: an OpenFOIL bill. [...]

NYC Vacant Property Oversight Hearing Testimony

Testimony to the Committee on Housing and Buildings, Vacant Property In NYC Hello Chair Williams and members of the Committee. My name is Paula Segal and I am the Director of 596 Acres, New York City’s community land access [...]

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 [...]

Testify for New York City to Fund GreenThumb for the FIRST TIME EVER

This message is from our friends at New Yorkers For Parks. You can read 596 Acres’ testimony in support of NYC funding GreenThumb here. NY4P leads a RALLY at CITY HALL next Tuesday, June 5 at 10am in the Fight Against [...]

NYC Land Inventory Reporting Law Signed By Mayor Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill into law yesterday that will require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to inventory and make publicly accessible data about city owned and leased property, as well as make a determination about [...]

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