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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

News From the Acres - July 10, 2014 10 July 2014

we've got an update from every borough! TONIGHT, Thursday, July 10th we'll be celebrating our recently launched tool, Urban Reviewer, at OpenPlans' OpenRoof party. Mingle and enjoy learning about over 150 adopted neighborhood master plans of New York City since 1952, many of which are still active today. ... read the rest

News From the Acres - July 3, 2014 03 July 2014

happy 4th of july! TONIGHT! Thursday, July 3rd 596 Acres & Rockaway Wildfire will host an Open Community Meeting: Opportunities for Community-Based Vacant Land Projects in Rockaway, a community conversation about how we can influence the immediate use and long-term development of vacant public land on the peninsula. ... read the rest

News From the Acres - June 26, 2014 26 June 2014

save the date for october 2nd! Save the dates!Next Thursday, July 3rd 596 Acres & Rockaway Wildfire will host an Open Community Meeting: Opportunities for Community-Based Vacant Land Projects in Rockaway, a community conversation about how we can influence the immediate use and long-term development of vacant public ... read the rest

News From the Acres - June 19, 2014 19 June 2014

introducing urban reviewer We're super excited to introduce Urban Reviewer, New York City’s first detailed digital map of master plans from 1949 to the present that we created in collaboration with SmartSign andPartner & Partners. The tool details over 150 plans for top-down neighborhood redevelopment, which have affected ... read the rest

News From the Acres - June 13, 2014 13 June 2014

This land IS our land. This spring, we're visiting the community boards in the seven districts with the most vacant public land to share our New York City Advocate's Guide to Community Land Access and printed maps with information we've gathered about where the land is in their ... read the rest

News From the Acres - June 5, 2014 05 June 2014

tonight: general meeting! Join us TONIGHT, Thursday, June 5 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for our 596 Acres' General Meeting! We'll be at Powell Street Garden in Brownsville, located at 410 Livonia between Powell and Junius. (You can take the 3 Train to Junius or the L ... read the rest