Information about this lot
Why is this lot here?
We posted this lot because:
This land is being stewarded by the following group:
"We have our garden opening on 4/25 11-4:00. It's gonna be small and LRP has a lot of work to do on it towards the end of summer, so likely we will just be doing planter gardening for a while. But it is really happening!!"
GreenThumb is communicating with the organizers but we've still yet to hear an answer on this garden-to-be!
This groups submitted an proposal to GreenThumb on May 28th. They've heard back that GreenThumb is in communication with Parks about getting this site transferred. Waiting to hear back...
596 Acres is having a general meeting in Harlem TONIGHT!
Wednesday, April 16
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
At 197 West 134th Street (at Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd), Manhattan
We'll be sharing stories land access success and troubleshooting any sticky points in the process. Contact email@example.com with questions.
After the last meeting with CB 10, the group was told they needed to collect letters of support, more member names, and a paper trail of their communications thus far.
They will be presenting in front of CB 10's Parks, Rec, & Transportation Committee on Wednesday, March 12th at 6:30 pm!
From organizer Jonathan:
"We were going to have a meeting with the Community Board later in February and an e-mail explaining what's going on, but the meeting got pushed up to tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm. It is with the Parks and Recreation subcommittee of Community Board 10 (Central Harlem), and it is to explain our vision for the lot. The meeting is at 215 west 125th street 3rd floor (corner of 7th avenue/Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.)
I know it is last minute, but if anyone is able to come by to show support, this would be a great time. You can also meet some of the other people gathering around this project."
There is a meeting with the Land Use Committee at 6:30 pm at 215 West 125th street, 3rd floor. We'll be presenting our vision for the lot and the support we've prepared.
Also, you can now e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be on the
members' list. We plan to get a letter from Community Board 10 next
month and submit our GreenThumb application early March.
Roland at GreenThumb informed me that from now on that DCAS land must be transferred to the Parks Dept to become a GT garden. Luckily, he said that this group can go ahead and compile a GT proposal and submit it. Then it will be reviewed with Parks for transfer!
Looks like this group is on steps 6 & 7: http://www.greenthumbnyc.org/start_a_garden.html
Spoke with john via email. He told me we need to get community support and eventually a social media presence. The guys down at patchensquare.com used squarespace to set the internet side of things up, and I know some churches and schools in my area to speak to about community support but I haven't heard back from John since I spoke to him. Any ideas what to do next?
A meeting about what to do with this lot will take place October 6th, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Frederick's Cafe on 114th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. If you are watching this lot, please come to help us organize!
It was awesome to meet Jonathan at the General meeting at St Nicholas Miracle Garden today. He took some signs home and ideas about next steps!
Come get advice about how to move this forward and support other aspiring Harlem land stewards this Sunday:
596 Acres New York City Land Access General Meeting
Sunday, September 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
At St Nick's Miracle Garden, West 127th Street and St Nicholas Ave in Harlem
Come trouble shoot your community land access campaign and meet other aspiring and active land stewards in one of NYC's newest community spaces -- the St. Nicholas Miracle Garden, which started with neighbors coming together around a 596 Acres sign on a rusty fence surrounding an unused municipal lot.
See how they've grown: http://www.stnicholasmiraclegarden.org/
And get inspiration and practical advice to grow your own community!
I contacted Ms. Kadir at DCAS on 3/6 and she said she had forwarded my inquiry (made on 3/4) to the planning department. Hoping for good news soon.
We're working with DCAS to figure out license or lease terms that would work for a community organization!
Wow! We're so curious and surprised! Can you share the details with email@example.com? This will help us negotiate with the city on your behalf and share lessons with others!
Just got the lease agreement, but it's way more expensive than I thought it would be. Who's in to help fundraise?