Join us for Earth Day Weekend!

JOIN US THIS WEEKEND FOR EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS Day Party on Saturday: We’re partnering with Ode to Babel (772 Dean St at Washington Ave, Crown Heights) to bring you a day party fundraiser this Saturday, April 21 from 1pm to 6pm! Proceeds will go directly to [...]

Our City Full of Intersections

596 Acres relies on your donations! Thank you to every one of you who has supported our work. By becoming a 596 Acres Champion, you ensure continuous support is available to organizers in every neighborhood who seek our assistance to make [...]

There’s Definitely Enough Space

JOIN 596 ACRES: online TONIGHT, in Brooklyn THIS SUNDAY & in Manhattan in March We’ll be on facebook live tonight from 7pm to 8pm to scheme with you about organizing to gain access to vacant lots, buildings and street ends in your [...]


Welcome to a new year for creating and protecting places where neighborhood networks and community resilience can flourish! We prepared for it by holding space for residents to dream and scheme for access to vacant spaces (photos of our year-end workshop here) and [...]

& We Will Lift Each Other Up!

JOIN US THIS SATURDAY IN HARLEM FOR A CITYWIDE ORGANIZER MEETING Whether you’re in the midst of your campaign to transform the vacant lot in your life with your neighbors, you already have access, or you want to get [...]

Moving at the Speed of Trust

Communities can own and protect land for public good through community land trusts! The Oakland Community Land Trust, or OakCLT, has been protecting community access to land in partnership with residents and community-based organizations since 2009. We got to visit last [...]

Courageous Compassion

People who live in neighborhoods everywhere are in the best position to develop them! At the 596 Acres Community Land Access Booth this September, we share info about the vacant lots and buildings in your life and how you and your neighbors can organize to transform [...]

We Make the Road [That Becomes the Infrastructure] by Walking

Blossoms in NYC: In the past two weeks, we facilitated 596 Acres’ summer workshop (photo above and here) and the community land access workshop at NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative’s July meeting (photos here and here; slides here; you can become a member-investor here, or sign up for the [...]

News from the Acres: Don’t Ignore History. Face It.

JOIN 596 ACRES THIS SUNDAY ON THE BAY FOR OUR SUMMER WORKSHOP! Our summer workshop is this Sunday, July 23 from 3pm to 6pm at the Rockaway Summer House (504 Beach 68th Street in Arverne – photo here). Learn from folks who have successfully organized with [...]

News from the Acres: The Right to the City Is Really the Right to Make Ourselves

We have protected nearly 400 community spaces from this year’s Department of Finance tax lien sale together! At our rally last week (press and photos), Council Member Antonio Reynoso introduced new legislation that will exempt nonprofits going forward! Find out here if your elected advocates sponsor it, thank them if they [...]

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