The bulldozers are coming! The Bulldozers are Coming! The rules that have preserved community gardens for the past ten years are about to expire. Time to contact the politicians again.
More photos and video to come.
Dealing with police restrictions and dancing in La Plaza Cultural.
From Times Up:
1. Call and write the Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 311 or
212-639-9675, fax 212-312-0700,
http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html and your City Council
member and tell him/her to ” preserve our community gardens – make
them permanent.” For complete City Council Member contact information
2. Attend the August 10th, 2010 Public Hearing of the Department of
Parks & Recreation and Department of Housing Preservation and
Development’s Proposed Rules governing Green Thumb Community Gardens
at the Chelsea Recreation Center at 11 a.m. on August 10, 2010 at
Chelsea Recreation Center
at 430 West 25th Street in Manhattan at 11:00 a.m., and speak in favor
of protection for community gardens. If you would like to testify,
please notify Associate Counsel, Ms. Laura LaVelle via telephone at
212-360-1335 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 9.
Here’s the New York Times article discussing these proposed rules.
3. Come on the Paul Revere Bike Ride – The Developers Are Coming!
July 29th, 7 p.m. (Thursday)- Meet at Tompkins Square Park.
4. First “Save Our Gardens BBQ/Potlock” – Recurring Saturday BBQs at
Generation X… July 31, 4 p.m., (Saturday), 4th Street between Ave B and Ave C. Please bring food, friends, family, garden stories -
prepare for fun!
5. Come to the Harvest Day Rally at City Hall – Green Means Permanent
Community Gardens….August 2nd – 10 or 11 am (Monday) (exact time and location TBA)
6. Hand out the Save Our Gardens flier: download
7. Spread the word. Ask your friends, family and everyone who enjoys
our gardens take each of the above steps.
We will continue to update this message as more information becomes
available. Be sure to visit TIME’S UP’s calendar for a current list
of save our garden events to attend – SPREAD THE WORD.
Times Up Calendar