January General Meeting: 1/21, 6:30pm

by NYCCGC on January 20, 2016

A lot has happened in the last month! 9 community gardens are threatened with demolition, while 34 are moving to Parks. Come hear what the community gardens on HPD land have been doing to organize and about efforts to forge solidarity across movements against gentrification and displacement. There will also be space, as always, for all community gardeners to voice their gardens' highlights, events, announcements, and struggles. Join us!

NYCCGC January General Meeting
1/21/16, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 E. 11th St., Manhattan

And if you can be in two places at once, NYCCGC will also have presence at the Citywide Alliance Rally Against Displacement at the Real Estate Board of NY's Annual Gala on January 21. Ray Figueroa, NYCCGC President, is scheduled to be one of the speakers.

From the organizers:
The Citywide Alliance Against Displacement - which has held weekly rallies at Gracie Mansion to protest Mayor de Blasio's citywide and neighborhood rezoning plans - will be having a major rally in front of the NY Hilton Midtown Hotel during the Real Estate Board of NY's 120th Annual Banquet! Join us on Thursday, January 21st at 6:00 pm! We can't afford to let Mayor de Blasio rezone NYC and price us out of our community by co-opting our own language and taking advantage of our affordable housing concerns to suit their mostly market-rate "neighborhood plans!"

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We're on the agenda to speak out on saving community gardens from development tonight at the CB 11 meeting. Please show your support for preventing destruction of our community gardens by standing up with us at the Community Board 11 Meeting  tonight --Tuesday, Jan 19, 6.30 pm at the Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital, 1752 Park Ave btw 121 & 122 Streets.

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