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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

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