Author: Aziz Dehkan

Request for Proposals, deadline 4/22/16

The New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify New York State licensed professional landscape architecture/engineering design, and planning firms best qualified to provide the services necessary for a feasibility study and…

Project Manager for Gardens Rising

Position Available:  Project Manager, Gardens Rising Program Background Since 1996, the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) has promoted the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.  NYCCGC is the only organization in…

Community Board 11 Meeting tonight –Tuesday, Jan 19, 6.30 pm

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…

We’re Looking for Interns

Position Available:  Intern (Multiple Positions Available) Background Since 1996, the New York City Community Garden Coalition has promoted the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.  NYCCGC is the only organization in New York…

Seven Gardens To Be Destroyed By HPD

At a meeting on Wednesday December 30, 2015 the NYCCGC community gardeners, and greening groups meet at City Hall to hear the final decision made by the Mayor regarding the issuing of an RFQ to developers to build affordable housing…

New York Times HPD/Community Garden Article

IN COMMUNITY GARDENS, A NEW WEED? New York Times FEB. 11, 2015 By MICHAEL TORTORELLO   The trouble started with an R.F.Q: a “request for qualifications” in the bloodless shorthand of city government. But that’s not quite right. The shot…

NYCCGC Statement Regarding Housing Preservation and Development’s (HPD) Housing Development Plan

The New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) is deeply troubled over the number of sites listed in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s most recent RFQ for the New Infill Home Ownership Opportunities Program (NIHOP) and Neighborhood Construction Program…

General Meeting Date Change

The General Meeting scheduled for Thursday January 15th has been re-scheduled to January 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see many of you on the 22nd. Thanks – Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director

Notes on the 12/15 Boardwalk Community Garden Hearing

On Monday December 15th the Boardwalk Community Garden case had its day in court. Given the limited nature of the hearing, we were only able to convey to Judge Sweeney the major parts of the case, and in quite broad…