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News From the Acres - October 22, 2014 24 October 2014

Fall! Earlier this week, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver voiced his support for the Lower East Side's two-year-old Siempre Verde Community Garden. He said, “The Siempre Verde garden is a vital green space that is enjoyed by so many of our neighbors. Here on the Lower East Side, ... read the rest

News From the Acres - October 16, 2014 16 October 2014

“we will fight for every square foot we have for community benefit” The Lower East Side's Siempre Verde Community Garden (turning two-years-old next month!) gathered over 1,000 petition signatures in an effort to discourage their City-owned site from being sold to a developer. Check out this article from ... read the rest

News From the Acres - October 9, 2014 09 October 2014

$25,000! Thank you!A HUGE thanks to those of you who attended our event, Mapping Matters, last Thursday night. Whether you bought a ticket or volunteered your time, you helped make the night a success. We raised $15,000 and then got a grant from The Fund for the City ... read the rest

News From the Acres - October 2, 2014 04 October 2014

Have you ever enjoyed the transformational quality of creating a new space together with your neighbors? 596 Acres has facilitated the transformation of 28 vacant lots into something better, ten in 2014 alone. Thanks you to everyone who is helping us continue to cultivate green spaces from ... read the rest

News From the Acres - September 25, 2014 26 September 2014

27! & 28! 28 lots newly in community hands! Cypress Hill Development Corporation, who gained access to four sites in the past year: Glenmore Grows, Ashford Variety Garden, Ashford Teaching Garden, and Chestnut Street Community Garden! Additionally, the four gardens have accumulated nearly $9,000 in material donations with ... read the rest

News From the Acres - September 18, 2014 18 September 2014

help keep 596 acres going! Help keep 596 Acres going by attending Mapping Matters!This awesome party on Thursday, October 2nd will be 596 Acres' second ever gala benefit and includes fantastic food, drinks, awesome raffle prizes, music by Consumata Sonireda, presentations by City Council Members, a dance party, ... read the rest

News From the Acres - September 11, 2014 11 September 2014

#26! Congratulations to Mandela Park, the 26th group we've helped get access to a plot of vacant land! Since early this year neighbors have been organizing to turn two large Housing Preservation and Development-owned lots at 225-227 West 126th Street into a park space with native flowers. We ... read the rest

News From the Acres - September 4, 2014 04 September 2014

general meeting tonight in east new york! Our General meeting is TONIGHT, Thursday, September 4th at 6:30 pm at 216 Forbell (at Glenmore Avenue, Brooklyn), a few blocks from the Grant Ave A Train. Join us! We're being hosted by BACDYS (Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services) ... read the rest

News From the Acres - August 29, 2014 02 September 2014

ribbon cutting: smiling hogshead ranch! Last Chance!Visit the Urban Reviewer and our interactive physical map within Spontaneous Interventions' residencynow through Sunday, August 31st from 10 am to 6 pm in Building 403, Colonel's Row (adjacent to the Parade Ground). Click here for more details and a link to ... read the rest

News From the Acres - August 21, 2014 21 August 2014

happy 3rd birthday, 596acres.org! Tickets are on sale for Mapping Matters, our second ever gala benefit is happening on Thursday, October 2nd at Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo. This party will include a pig roast, tattoos, a raffle, presentations by City Council Members, a dance party, and more! ... read the rest

News From the Acres - August 14, 2014 14 August 2014

Intern applications due and a birthday party - Sunday! BIRTHDAYS! BIRTHDAYS! BIRTHDAYS! We're celebrating the third birthday of 596acres.org (launched on August 21, 2011) a few days early: Join us for a closing party for our Spontaneous Interventions residency on Governor's Island this Sunday, August 17, 3-6pm at ... read the rest

News From the Acres - August 7, 2014 07 August 2014

Congratulations to Smiling Hogshead Ranch, who signed a lease with the MTA this past week after two years of organizing, negotiating, and growing in the space at 25-30 Skillman Avenue (at Pearson Place) in Long Island City, Queens. Visit their blog to read about what they grow, how ... read the rest

News From the Acres - July 31, 2014 01 August 2014

visit urban reviewer on governor's island now through august 17th! Visit our intern Faith Tiltilawo on Fridays and Saturdays from NOW through August 17th at 596 Acres' residency within Spontaneous Interventions’ on Governor's Island. 596 Acres is premiering the first interactive physical map adaptation (pictures at the top ... read the rest

News From the Acres - July 24, 2014 24 July 2014

two new gardens in the 596 acres network! Congratulations, Bushwick!Yesterday we had some exciting news: Nancy Kohn, Director of NYC Parks GreenThumb, confirmed that 1278 Myrtle Avenue (between Dekalb Avenue and Cedar Street) in Bushwick, Brooklyn was transferred into the jurisdiction of the Parks Department for use as ... read the rest

News From the Acres - July 17, 2014 17 July 2014

meet our East New York Farms! extern, Faith TONIGHT, Thursday, July 17th Paula will be presenting Urban Reviewer and discussing 596 Acres as an art and activism practice at Engaging Artists Workshop: ARTIST AS ACTIVIST, hosted by the Artist Volunteer Center from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at ... read the rest