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Why is this lot here?
We posted this lot because:
This land is being stewarded by the following group:
I hope this email finds you in good spirits!
596 Acres is hosting an event this Sunday in your neighborhood, and we'd love for you to join us:
What: Community Land Access Advocacy Sign Making with 596 Acres
When: THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 18 from 12pm to 3pm
Where: Bushwick's Earth Arts Center (936 Madison Street at Broadway)
Why: With signs, we can connect with our neighbors about the possibilities for transforming the vacant land in our lives, share the hidden City policies that are influencing places on the ground, and shape the city that we share.
Details: Folks of all ages and kids welcome. No stairs to get into the space. Light refreshments will be served. Spanish interpretation available.
MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE: http://596acres.org/events/signs-at-earth-arts/.
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/219223541977472/
Sending warm wishes. Hope to see you there!
Jessica! i hope you'll get this! Contact Lillian at NYC Parks GreenThumb and ask her to connect you:
Lillian Reyes, Brooklyn CB 4, Queens CB 1 – CB 12 Senior Outreach Coordinator
We got a note on Friday from the NYC Parks GreenThumb program: this lot was just transferred to the NYC Parks jurisdiction for permanent preservation as a community garden.
Amazing news: this Wednesday in 22 Moffat Street at 7:30pm there will be a follow up meeting for residents on Moffat Street to become acquainted with one another and begin the community garden registration process. The meeting is being facilitated by staff from the Office of Council Member Espinal. If you have any questions about this space, please contact Celeste Leon at (718) 642-8664 or email@example.com.
We had a great meeting with Council Member Espinal and Celeste Leon in his office a few weeks ago. The City-owned lot is an easy community access project, but youth from BK Rot would love more space to grow. The Council Member is going to try to secure permission from the owners of the property next door (the large lot on the corner).
Here is the follow up message from Celeste:
From: "Leon, Celeste" CLeon@council.nyc.gov
Glad we were able to check in about the gardens.
In regards to the Moffat Street lots, I am still in the process of retrieving the contact information for the Holmes’ family. I have asked for help from the members of the Moffat Street Block Association between Bushwick Ave and Evergreen Ave. I should have more information soon.
I will keep you posted as I receive news. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions!
Constituent Services Manager
Office of Council Member Rafael Espinal
37th District – King’s County
From Celeste Leon at Council Member Espinal's office:
The Council Member would like to meet with whoever is involved with the farm proposal for the lot on the corner of Moffat Street and Broadway. To schedule a meeting, the project leader should contact our scheduler, Maria Matos, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celeste Leon from Council Member Espinal's office is committed to helping do outreach to the neighbors of this property for the transformation of 9 Moffat into a community garden in the Parks inventory. They are happy to send mailers and facilitate introductions.
BK ROT youth came to lot today and is going to put together a proposal to present to the community. If interested, email email@example.com
We just got an email from Isak from the Parks Dept stating the following:
If you are aware of a group or contacts interested in the space please have them reach out to me. I would need a letter of support from the community board and organizers with a minimum of 10 members. I would then need to present these materials to some Parks officials for approval.
Reach out to him and we can start organizing! Yay!
Isak Mendes, Isak.Mendes@parks.nyc.gov
Brooklyn/ Queens Outreach Coordinator
Community Board 4 voted NOT to recommend approval of this site going through ULURP to be ready for auction to private bidders. The CB recommends that the City retain the land for use as a public resource!
At tonight's Community Board 4 meeting, DCAS made clear that the City has no plans for this property and is slowly preparing to auction it.
Before the auction happens, the Parks Department (and other other Departments) will have an opportunity to request that that the lot be transferred to them INSTEAD. If the community is organized and creates a garden here this lot could still be public space for the forseeable future.
Time to get organized with neighbors! We can keep this land OUR LAND by actually making a plan to use it and starting to dig in!