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News from the Acres

News from the Acres - July 2, 2015 02 July 2015

summer *fun*raiser - friday, july 24th!!! 596 ACRES SUMMER *FUN*RAISER On Friday, July 24th support 596 Acres continuing work to cultivate green spaces from vacant land by joining us in raising funds and fun at the 596 Acres' Summer *FUN*raiser from 7 pm to 2 am at Gowanus Studio Space ... read the rest

News from the Acres - June 25, 2015 25 June 2015

today at 2 pm: emergency meeting at maple street community garden!!! EMERGENCY MEETING FOR MAPLE STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN THIS AFTERNOON!Yesterday an Emergency Order was drawn up by lawyers of Housing Urban Development LLC, a company claiming to own the property that Maple Street Community Garden (237 Maple Street near Rogers ... read the rest

News from the Acres - June 18, 2015 18 June 2015

community boards supporting community land! Thanks, Patchen Community Square (at the corner of Patchen and Putnam Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn), for hosting 596 Acres' general meeting this past Saturday!UPDATE: GARDENS AT RISKLast Thursday night Brooklyn Community Board 8 voted in favor of sending a letter to Housing Preservation and Development ... read the rest

News from the Acres - June 11, 2015 11 June 2015

596 acres general meeting: this saturday, june 13th at 3 pm in brooklyn SEE YOU SATURDAY!Our next general meeting for aspiring and seasoned land stewards is this Saturday, June 13 at 3pm!Whether you're stuck in the middle of a land access campaign or just curious about how to get started, ... read the rest

News from the Acres - June 4, 2015 04 June 2015

tonight: #hpdgardens hanging out with the van allen institute #HPDLISTGARDENS AT THE VAN ALLEN INSTITUTETONIGHT, Thursday, June 4th from 7 pm to 9 pm 596 Acres and gardeners from a few of the at-risk #hpdlist gardens in Brooklyn will be part of the Van Allen Institute's HANGOUTS! A Medley of ... read the rest

News from the Acres - May 28, 2015 28 May 2015

THIS WEEKEND AT IDEAS CITY: LAND ACCESS IN THE L.E.S. & FREE SOIL TESTING! TONIGHT: FIRST MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF THE NYC REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COOPERATIVEThe first membership meeting of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC) will be on TONIGHT, THURSDAY, May 28th at from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ... read the rest

News from the Acres - May 21, 2015 21 May 2015

spring into action: future and existing projects to support! HELP KICK OFF SPRING BY SUPPORTING THESE GARDENS AT RISK!Harlem Valley Garden, Harlem Grown, and Electric Ladybug Garden are three Harlem gardens within Manhattan Community District 10 that are on Housing Preservation and Development's list of 181 City-owned properties available for ... read the rest

News from the Acres - May 14, 2015 14 May 2015

solar-powered cart needs a garden home! Thanks for all who came out to the 596 Acres general meeting last Thursday night! It was a great conversation around Housing Preservation and Development's halt on issuing interim-use licenses for the creation of community gardens. We chatted about how gardens at risk can ... read the rest

News from the Acres - May 7, 2015 07 May 2015

TONIGHT: 596 GENERAL MEETING, 7 PM, 540 PRESIDENT STREET, BROOKLYN! JOIN US TONIGHT AT 7 PM: 596 ACRES' NEXT GENERAL MEETING FOCUSING ON HPDRecently, Housing Preservation and Development (with control over approximately half of the vacant public land Citywide) has stopped issuing interim-use licenses for the creation of community gardens. ... read the rest

News from the Acres - April 30, 2015 30 April 2015

free soil! a real estate cooperative! & more! BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR!We are working every day toward community control of public assets. Without your help, we couldn't continue to help neighbors access vacant, public land or continue to strategize with you about other incarnations of the commons! Please supporting 596 ... read the rest

News from the Acres - April 23, 2015 23 April 2015

gardens are worth saving! Last Saturday's Bike Ride for Gardens at Risk was a hit! The photo above is from the garden stop over atMaple Street Community Garden, where gardeners shared the history of the space and recapped the current battle they are fighting in court. To see more photos ... read the rest

News from the Acres - April 16, 2015 16 April 2015

this saturday: bike ride for gardens at risk! THIS AFTERNOON'S BACDYS COMMUNITY GARDEN BUILDOUTJoin Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services (BACDYS) as they continue to build out the new BACDYS Community Garden with the help of New York Restoration Project's Gardens for the City program THIS AFTERNOON Thursday, April ... read the rest

News From the Acres - April 9, 2015 09 April 2015

farewell to a small green patch Sadly, as of Wednesday, April 1st A Small Green Patch (Bergen Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues, Brooklyn) officially closed as a community space. Housing Preservation and Development is moving forward on transferring the two City-owned lots the garden was on to the private ... read the rest

News From the Acres - April 2, 2015 02 April 2015

we're not giving up. Check out this article published in Metro New York on Monday that highlights the persistence of neighbors like Dierell from 743 Blake Avenue (at Bradford Street) in East New York and how 596 Acres continues to work with folks to craft their campaigns and push for ... read the rest

News From the Acres - March 26, 2015 26 March 2015

help shape our city's future! MAPLE STREET IN COURTJoin Maple Street Community Garden (at Maple Street at Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn) as they head back to Housing Court with Paula Z. Segal of Mohen & Segal LLP as their attorney this Wednesday, April 1st at 11 am in Part 52/Room 603 ... read the rest