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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

News From the Acres - March 19, 2015 21 March 2015

intern with us! GROWTOGETHER THIS SATURDAY!If you missed us last Saturday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Making Brooklyn Bloom, don't worry! You can head to the 21st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference this Saturday, March 21st at Hostos Community College (450 Grand Concourse at East 149th Street, Bronx). 596 Acres organizer ... read the rest

News From the Acres - March 12, 2015 12 March 2015

see you this weekend! SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!This Saturday, March 14th 596 Acres will be tabling at the 34th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden from 10 am to 3 pm. It's a full day of workshops, talks and activities centered around growing! Stop by our table ... read the rest

News From the Acres - March 5, 2015 06 March 2015

our map has moved! WELCOME, LIVING LOTS NYC!Now, the interactive map you all know and love has moved to LivingLotsNYC.org! The map has awesome new features, such as bigger Google map photos, parcel outlines, as the ability to search by community district, and more! Poke around! Test it out! Let ... read the rest

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

3 NEW COMMUNITY SPACES WITH ACCESS! Congrats, 227 Garden, BACDYS Community Garden &Ten Neighbors Garden!After over 2 years of organizing, a formerly vacant lot at on West 115th between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and 8th Avenue in Harlem is now officially the 227 Garden! With the help of 596 ... read the rest

News From the Acres - February 19, 2015 19 February 2015

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!We made it! Thanks to your thoughtful donations we have the funds to continue our work through June 15th, 2015. Awesome! Want to keep us going beyond then? Consider donating monthly to continue our work to help neighbors access public land.SAVE THE DATES!596 Acres will be tabling ... read the rest

News From the Acres - February 12, 2015 12 February 2015

news from your public land watchdogs HELP US CROSS THE FINISH LINE! You know you need us here. You need us here at least until summer starts. Right now we have $22,209.36 out of the $25,000 that will let us keep our staff through the Summer Solstice. Can you get ... read the rest