STEW-MAP: Map of Stewardship Groups in NYC

From GreenThumb’s August 2017 newsletter:

STEW-MAP is Live!

The STEW-MAP 2017 survey is now live! STEW-MAP is a map and searchable database of stewardship groups designed to help understand and strengthen our civic capacity to take care of New York’s neighborhoods. Your response and input helps support a vibrant, connected, and green NYC. Learn more about STEW-MAP, and contact with any questions.


DNA Info Reports: De Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan Dould Destroy 15 Community Gardens

MANHATTAN — At least 15 community gardens on city-owned property could be bulldozed to make way for new buildings under the de Blasio administration’s affordable housing plan, community advocates said. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development published a list this week of city-owned sites that housing developers can apply to build on, shocking those who tend to and enjoy the green spaces.

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Two Community Gardens Named in Curbed’s “Biggest Battles” of 2014

From Curbed: The Ten Biggest Battles Waged in NYC This Year

3) Community Gardens: Several community gardens throughout the city were threatened by development this year, often in a situation wherein a formerly-absent landowner would show up to assert their claim on the property whilst destroying, at least in spirit, the beloved community space. The Lower East Side’s Siempre Verde Garden was defended from new development by the community, Crown Heights’ Roger That Garden is trying to scrape together funds to buy the property back from a soulless developer, and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens’ Maple Street Community Garden is facing adversity from its ostensible owners that actually can’t prove their claim to the land.