A Missive from the Bronx
- Subject: [cg] A Missive from the Bronx
- From: "Honigman, Adam" Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com
- Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 15:35:48 -0500
-- Please tell your friends--
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Melrose, the Bronx
Subway: 2 or 5 to 3rd Ave & 149th stop ("The
Church is one block away.
We especially encourage local Bronx
residents to come
Attitude: Respectful, friendly and festive:
holiday season! All flyering and direct outreach will
outside the church premises.
What we’ll be doing: Passing out flyers to
and passersby (text to follow) and talking them one on
about the importance of community gardens. The
Spanish-language mass is at
10:30. Some of us will
attend, and afterwards hand out flyers to
coming into the 12:10 English-language mass. Then it’s
across the street!
Why: The Church of the Immaculate Conception is
member church of South Bronx Churches (SBC), a housing
corporation based in Westchester. The
local office of SBC is housed by the
November 21, SBC, using their in-house contractor
Construction, bulldozed the Hostos-Crimmins
Community Garden. Three gardeners
earlier that morning and charged with criminal
This was a stealth move by SBC: The
gardeners were engaged in good-faith
SBC to find another site.
Goal: To get a site for
the Hostos-Crimmins gardeners
to do what they do best: Garden and create
Questions? Call More Gardens! at (917) 518-9987 or
TEXT OF FLYER, ENGLISH VERSION
Garden will grow again!
South Bronx Churches (SBC) destroyed our garden
build $200,000 townhouses. Churches like yours pay up
for membership in SBC. We agree that Mott
Haven needs new affordable
housing. However, there
are hundreds of ugly abandoned lots around
destroy our garden? We already had to move the
once before: We are tired of rebuilding. We built the
in our spare time, with our own money and our
own labor. The garden was a
sacred and beautiful place
providing many benefits to the community.
It was a safe, drug-free community gathering space
o It was a source of food
oIt was an outdoor classroom and research center used
Hostos Community College.
Please help the community out and call South
Churches honcho Lee Stuart: (914) 935-0110
Tell her the South
Bronx Churches must:
1. Return the garden site to the community, or give
a bigger one nearby—and make it PERMANENT!
2. Pay us back for what they
destroyed or stole
3. Never again build on a community garden
Also please call Bronx Borough President Adolfo
Ask him to do what he can to help the