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We'll Be Hanging Our Stockings in A Bronx Garden: Hope Raindeer Poop Makes Good Compost!

  • Subject: [cg] We'll Be Hanging Our Stockings in A Bronx Garden: Hope Raindeer Poop Makes Good Compost!
  • From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 10:34:04 -0500

Friends,

From Aresh who is preparing for Santa and the possible visit of bulldozers during the holiday season at the Cabo Rojo Community Garden in the Bronx. For those who would  like to send faxes or phone calls to decision makers, fax and phone numbers are listed in the body of the attached message.

Best wishes,

Adam Honigman

-----Original Message-----
From: aresh [mailto:aresh@moregardens.org]
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 12:13 AM
Subject: Help Needed, Encampment week 2, Sneak attack in the holiday Times?

 
Bulldozer Alert - Cabo Rojo Community Garden needs your Help
Encampment week 2, NYC, Bronx - More Gardens!

   To Do:

   1 - Come to the Garden Help and Stay Over night (very warm Casita) and or be at the garden: bring clean wood, food, sleeping bag; call 917 518 9987
    Friday 21st ps 29 children planting bulbs for spring come at 1pm... come and plant bulbs with them
   Tuesday 25th - Christmas Party and Celebration 3pm on, Bring Food, Music and something dear to share....
   Bulldozer Watch Wednsday 26th  to  the new Year  Early Mornings 5-6am

   2- Fax to HPD an encouraging letter to take no violent action ? example letter available
Fax: (212) 863-7326.

   3 - Call Nos Que Damos a once people's organization which has a strong partnership in destroying 19 surrounding community gardens....718 585 2323 - All  Gardens Stay!

   4 -Call and Fax State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer to take on Cabo Rojo and to correct its transferred status back into the GreenThumb Gardens! And thank them for keeping all the community gardens protected - phone  (212) 416-8037  fax (212) 416-8037

   5 -  Call Bloomberg's transition team and tell them Go to Cabo Rojo and to make All Community Gardens  Permanent +    to Create More Gardens!   (212) 617-2001

   Where: Cabo Rojo Community Garden - 159th St. and Courtlandt Ave., Bronx
   Directions: Take the 2 or the 5 to 149 and 3rd Ave. Take Melrose Ave. north to 159th St. Take
   a left one block to Courtlandt St. to the garden.

   Contact person: Aresh and Luis: (917) 518-9987  (JK Workhours-212 633 2323)
   More Gardens! 212-533 8019

   Facts: (for Melrose Common; also very similar where all other Community Gardens live)
   1. No ULURP was done to this site, which means destroying a community garden without having been approved by our city's    elected body.
   2. Mismanagement of paperwork by city agencies must be rectified, not used as a bully tactic. This community gardener moved 4 times to help new housing before arriving at the present recommended site.*
   3. P.S. 29, a daycare center, and local neighborhood citizens learn and grow here.
   4. Serves as natural pollution filter for area with highest asthma rates in the USA.
   5. Less than 1 acre of open space per 1000 people (2.5 acres per 1000 people advocated by NYC) in CB1 and CB3 the poorest congressional district in the USA (the list goes on ....)
 

History - Melrose Common, a neighborhood in the South Bronx, has 19 Endangered Gardens Amidst Hundreds of Vacant  Lands.     Cabo Rojo Garden was transferred to its present site in 1997 after being moved 3 times. Due to official  beaurocratic snafu it was never written into a  GreenThumb Garden. There are copies of the transfer papers  and     GreenThumb  assuming it was a GT garden has been bringing soil, and equipment to the Gardener Luis. HPD     employees have threatened Luis with arrest and have said they are sending the bulldozers to destroy the garden on Monday even     though they haven't gotten permission (ULURP) on through City Hall to build on it yet. We are also asking Nos Que Damos a  local organizers to make all 19 local community Gardens preserved as part of the plan. South Bronx has the highest Asthma rate in the country (x14 national average). . We are also asking Mayor to be Bloomberg to Create More Gardens Starting with Making All Community Gardens Permanent for the benefit of all New Yorkers.

We look forward to locally affordable housing (permanent low income housing) hand in hand with community grown green spaces!
 
 

Keep Charas community Center in your prayers! Christmas Eve Party - E. 9th street between Band C....
 
 





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