I’m writing to invite you to a meeting and introduce NYCommons, a project of the Urban Justice Center, Common Cause New York, and the Fund for Public Advocacy. NYCommons is in the planning stages, and they would like your input to help shape a citywide coalition to influence policy making around how the city deals with its public assets.
One of the goals of the project is to provide local stakeholders with tools needed to impact decisions around the future of their parks, libraries, community gardens, housing and other publicly held spaces. By creating accessible information about who controls these public assets, how decisions about the properties are made, and how members of the public can influence these choices, NYCommons seeks to build a coalition to help communities raise their voices to ensure that local people will continue to enjoy the benefits of shared space for generations to come. Together we will develop a citywide framework to address the issues raised by decisions affecting future use of public places.
Please join NYCommons at an upcoming meeting:
Thursday, March 12th from 6:30-8pm
Urban Justice Center, 123 William Street (16th Floor), Downtown Manhattan
Tuesday, March 17th from 6:30-8pm
Harlem YMCA, 180 West 135 Street (Brick Room, 1st floor), Harlem
Wednesday, March 18th from 10am-12pm
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, 1368 Fulton Street (Multi-purpose Rm.), Brooklyn
Thursday, March 19th from 6-8pm
Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street (Rooms A-B Lower Level), Flushing, Queens
Tuesday, March 24th from 10am-12pm
Hostos College, 450 Grand Concourse (C Building- 3rd floor, at the back of the cafeteria), The Bronx
For more information, please contact Lauren George at (212) 691-6425 or firstname.lastname@example.org and if you are able to join NYCommons for a meeting.
Peter H. Kostmayer
Citizens Committee for New York City
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