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News From the Acres - January 29, 2015 29 January 2015

"2015 here we come!" - alexis, organizer in rockaway Maple StreetShow your support for Maple Street Community Garden (Maple Street at Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn) as they head back to Housing Court with Paula Z. Segal of Mohen & Segal LLP as their attorney on Friday, February 6th at 9:30 am ... read the rest

News From the Acres - January 22, 2015 22 January 2015

LA Open Acres is live, Reviewing Renewal continues, NYC Gardens at risk, new opportunities in Queens & Staten Island and great resources from our friends LA OPEN ACRESOur LA tool is live and being used by Community Health Councils. Check out this great article to read about how it's making ... read the rest

News From the Acres - January 15, 2015 15 January 2015

see you in Queens on Sunday! Gardens at RiskNYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) put out a list of sites housing developers can apply to build on yesterday. At least 15 of them are currently active community gardens. If you are gardening on HPD property, we recommend you check the ... read the rest

News From the Acres - January 8, 2015 08 January 2015

reviewing renewal this sunday at the queens museum! THANK YOU!Happy new year and thank you to everyone who included us in their end-of-year giving for 2014! It's not too late: $12 from every subscriber to this lists is we need to keep our organizer on staff through 2015, supporting community ... read the rest

News From the Acres - 3.121579 NEW OPEN ACRES! 30 December 2014

11 new community spaces! DONATE TO TRANSFORM OUR VACANT SPACES IN 2015A huge thanks to those who gave their time and funds to keep 596 Acres in action this year, and to those that created and strengthened their own neighborhood open spaces, making New York City an even better place ... read the rest

News From the Acres - December 23, 2014 23 December 2014

REVIEWING RENEWAL AT THE QUEENS MUSEUM From January 11th to February 8th, 2015 596 Acres will be exhibiting all of the urban renewal plans that the City has ever adopted in an intervention directly on the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum, realizing the online ... read the rest

Looking Back at 2014 18 December 2014

29 and counting! Our 2014 Annual Report is here! It was designed by our friends at Partner & Partners and will catch you up on any of the exciting happenings you might have missed this past year. Maybe the most exciting? We helped 11 new community spaces open ... read the rest

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

#29! We're so excited to announce that Q Gardens is #29 in the 596 Acres network! For two years neighbors have been organizing to turn the MTA property at the corner of East 18th Street and Church Avenue in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn into a garden. After ... read the rest

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

spring is soon! The Citizens Committee 2015 Neighborhood Grants are here! Citizens Committee of New York City awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects. They support projects that address issues that communities identify as important to them - ... read the rest

News From the Acres - November 28, 2014 28 November 2014

we're thankful for our community spaces! We're so thankful for all the awesome people we've met in the past year. We hope that through your organizing you, too, have encountered wonderful neighbors that you might not have met otherwise. Join and us and them at some events next ... read the rest

News From the Acres - November 20, 2014 20 November 2014

growing together! Siempre Verde Garden in the Lower East Side, Manhattan will be on the agenda at the next Manhattan Community Board 3 Full Board meeting next Tuesday, November 25th. The Gardeners hope the committee will ratify the recent Community Board Parks Committee resolution to have their garden's ... read the rest

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

it's oyster season! We're working with Earth Matter and The New York Harbor School Foundation to help them find a temporary space to resume the Billion Oyster Project Shell Recycling Program. This incredible project collects used oyster shells from seafood restaurants and uses them to house and grow ... read the rest

News From the Acres - November 6, 2014 06 November 2014

You are now entering an active Urban Renewal Area. In addition to our signs for all the vacant, public lots in your life, we've got new signs designed byPartner & Partners that let neighbors know if a lot is a part of an active Urban Renewal area! Check ... read the rest

News From the Acres - October 29, 2014 30 October 2014

siempre verde: with one voice This past Tuesday night's Manhattan Community Board 3 unanimously voted that Siempre Verde Community Garden's land should be transferred to the Parks Department to be permanently protected as open space. (That's the celebratory group from Tuesday night pictured above!) City Council Member Margaret ... read the rest

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