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
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!"