September's meeting will take place in two locations. Please pick the garden most convenient to you! We'll see you there!

September 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Powell Street Community Garden
410 Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11212
Metro: 3 to Junius Street or L train to Livonia Avenue

Carrie McCracken TRUCE Community Garden
143-145 W 117th St, New York, NY 10026



9/1/15 Rally Against NYU Expansion

by NYCCGC on August 27, 2015

From an email sent by LaGuardia Corner Gardens members:

On Sept. 1, in Washington Square Park, please join our coalition of students, faculty and staff at NYU, the New School, and Cooper Union, people of the Village, and labor unions at a rally/march against the ruinous fiscal policies of those three famous downtown schools, to protest the elite financial schemes now threatening not only the schools’ survival, but also their historic neighborhoods.

The groups in this unprecedented coalition include: NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (NYUFASP); NYU's Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM); the Committee to Save Cooper Union (CSCU); NYU's Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC); NYU DivestLaw Students for Economic Justice (LawSEJ), Whose NYU?Coalition for Fair LaborRoosevelt InstituteStudent Employees at the New School (SENS); Free Cooper UnionUnion of Clerical, Administrative and Technical Staff at NYU (UCATS); NYU Adjuncts and The New School Part-Time Faculty Union (ACT - UAW Local 7902); Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU Local 153); Washington Square Village Tenants’ Association; Washington Square Village South Citizen Action Committee; Community Action Alliance on NYU 2031 (CAAN 2031); SoHo Alliance; and more.
The rally will begin at 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 1st, in Washington Square Park’s Garibaldi Plaza and will climax in a march to Coles Sports Center (181 Mercer St., New York, NY 10012) — now slated to be closed this fall, and torn down soon thereafter. Varied speakers, including students, professors, union leaders - from NYU, Cooper Union, and the New School, and members of the Greenwich Village community will address a range of issues, from of Wall Street's stranglehold on US higher education to the destruction of our city's open spaces (4 Greenwich Village parks will be crushed to make way for NYU’s massive, unwanted, multi-billion dollar expansion) to student debt, and the overall corruption of these and countless other universities. 
Members of the internationally acclaimed East Village-based group STOMP will lend their support by performing at the rally.
Both Cooper Union and the New School are participating in the protest because they, too, are downtown Manhattan institutions of higher learning that have been hurt by mammoth real estate developments and other wild investments.
This rally will protest the soaring price of higher education, and its consequence of student debt that has reached crisis levels coast to coast. We will also address the two main causes of that nationwide disaster: mammoth building booms on campus after campus, and vast bureaucracies whose top executives make six- and seven-figure salaries. 
These excesses are in direct and drastic contrast with these same schools’ partnerships with foreign regimes that routinely violate essential human rights, including academic freedom; their increasing exploitation of faculty who are paid ever less to do more work, and without any voice in governance; and their deliberate neglect of cash-strapped students who go hungry, sleep on benches, and/or even have to sell their bodies to fund their tuition and expenses (a problem more widespread at NYU than any other US university). 
Please join us!  Send emails! Invite your friends and colleagues.
Here is the event’s Facebook page:

Help us on Twitter by tweeting about the event using one or all of these hashtags:
#SavetheVillage #WhoseNYU #HamiltonGetReady


Update on the Boardwalk Community Garden Case


By Seth Korman, attorney, New York Environmental Law and Justice Project Update on Coney Island Boardwalk Garden Case, August 25 Our case against the city and developer iStar financial continues.  There have been a few small developments as of recent, and we’re about to start a new stage where we might actually take the case […]

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August General Meeting


Join us on Thursday for our August general meeting! Come share what’s happening in your garden, meet fellow gardeners, and hear updates on current community garden cases. Magali and Mara will also report back from the American Community Garden Association conference. August 20, 6:30pm-8:30pm La Plaza Cultural Community Garden Located on the SW corner of […]

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Love Letters to Brook Park

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City Council Funding


From GreenThumb – Deadline is Friday, 8/7:    Call Today to Support New Garden Programs and Services Dear Gardeners,We are pleased to inform you that the New York City Council under the leadership of Council Member Mark Levine, Chair of the Parks Committee, has made additional funds available in every council district to support park […]

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Annual Harlem Green Tour


THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF HARLEM GREEN JOIN US! THE ANNUAL TOUR OF HARLEM COMMUNITY GARDENS—FREE! Come see outstandingly productive and beautiful GARDENS AND URBAN FARMS, unique vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, gazebos, hoop houses & hydroponic growing systems, grape arbors, ponds, highly-developed composting systems and more in this sampling of Harlem’s Community Gardens on Saturday, […]

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Carolyn Schaefer


It is with extreme sadness that we announce Carolyn Schaefer’s passing yesterday. Carolyn served on the Board of NYCCG from 2006 – 2008. Carolyn founded  the Harlem Rose Garden located at  4 East 129th street, and was an enthusiastic, persevering member of the Greenthumb Summer Festival, which took place in Harlem in 2013 & 2014. Carolyn was […]

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July General Meeting: 7/16, 6:30pm


Please join us for our July general meeting Thursday, 6:30pm, at Chenchita’s Group Garden. Chenchita’s Group Garden (map) 1691 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10029 In addition to our usual agenda items, which include hearing from attendees about the goings on in community gardens around the city, we’ll be sharing updates on the Boardwalk Community […]

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June General Meeting


Let’s go to CONEY ISLAND! Please join us for our June general meeting tomorrow, 6/18, 6:30pm, at Boardwalk Community Garden. Because the garden is still closed and the gardeners are still working to get their garden back, we’ll be meeting in a boardwalk gazebo just outside the garden around 19th street. Take the D, F, […]

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