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SAVE GARDENS LETTER WRITING

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LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN

Save The Community Gardens Of New York City!
Save The Rainforests Of The City!
Help Preserve Gardens Of New York City!
We Need You and/or Your Organization To Support The Preservation Of These Gardens!
Please Fill In Your Name and/or Your Organization’s Name and
Fax To: (212) 505-7303
E-Mail: mail@earthcelebrations.com
Or Mail To:
Earth Celebrations
638 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
Or Call For More Information:
Phone: (212) 777-7969

SAMPLE SUPPORT LETTER

Dear Elected Official:
I, ______________________________________________,

(name, title, organization)

strongly support the preservation of New York City’s community gardens. We oppose the slated sale and destruction for proposed development that will displace low-income community people and destroy the quality of life of these neighborhoods. Many gardens on the Lower East Side, on the Upper West Side, in Harlem, the Bronx and in Brooklyn, are endangered by city auctions and the HPD plans to release for development. We understand that there is massive community support for the preservation of the gardens and urge city and elected officials to acknowledge this public support by removing these site from pending auctions, sales, and the HPD (Housing Preservation and Development ) list for market- rate development.

In response to the overwhelming threat to these community gardens throughout the City, the New York City Coalition For The Preservation of Gardens has been organized as a city-wide network of gardeners, community centers, local schools, religious institutions, and other community organizations. All of these groups are now working together to save the gardens which have served to transform the neighborhoods as well as the populations which live in them. These gardens provide an invaluable natural, as well as cultural, resource for thousands of people in the community. People have worked together out of their own volunteer initiative to improve their environment, clearing away rubble from neglected vacant lots which were previously dens of crime, drugs and toxic waste. Through years of initiative and hard work, dedicated community members have transformed useless tracts of dirt into beautifully landscaped urban oases.

After over 20 years, the community gardens have become more than temporary use of vacant land. Tourists from all over the world flock every year to visit these magnificent natural sites, providing income to the areas around the gardens, as well as to the City itself. The gardens have also served as catalysts to bring together people from diverse backgrounds in neighborhoods which were often racially and culturally divided. These gardens are the pride and soul of the people and the community; they are ecological treasures which must be preserved for the benefit of future generations to come. I urge you to come out in public support of this vital issue.

Sincerely,



LETTERS TO PRESERVE THE COMMUNITY GARDENS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE OF NEW YORK CITY should be sent to:

Hon.Mayor Michael Bloomberg
City Hall

New York, NY 10007
FAX: 788-8123 PH: 788-3000
Email: bloomberg@www.ci.nyc.ny.us
Hon.Virginia Fields
Borough President of Manhattan
Municipal Building, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10007
FAX: 669-2484 PH: 669-8300
Email: info@cvirginiafields.com

Hon. Deborah Glick
Assemblywoman

New York, NY 10003

FAX: 674-5530 PH: 674-5153

Email:GlickD@assembly.state.ny.us

Senator Thomas Duane
New York State Senate
New York, NY 10007
FAX: 414-2156 PH: 414-0200
Email: Duane@senate.state.ny.us
Hon. Jerrold Nadler
House Representative

1841 Broadway, Suite 800, NY, NY 10023

FAX: 977-3546 PH: 489-3530

Email: jerrold.nadler@mail.house.gov

Joseph Rosenburgh
Assistant Commissioner

Production and Planning

100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10007

FAX: 267-2362 PH: 386-6500

Email: rosenbj.pol@hpd.gov
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
House Representative

110 East 59th Street, 2nd floor

New York, NY 10023

FAX: 832-7576 PH: 832-653
Email: rep.carolyn.maloney@mail.house.gov
Heidi Anderson
Project Manager

Housing, Preservation, and Development

100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10007

FAX: 267-2362 PH: 386-6530

Mary Bolton
Site Selection

Housing, Preservation, & Development

100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10007

FAX: 267-2362 PH: 386-6502

Hon. Jerilyn Perime
Housing, Preservation and Development

100 Gold Street, NY, NY 10038

FAX: 265-2565 PH: 863-6100

Joseph Rose
City Planning Commission

22 Reade Street

New York, NY 10007

FAX: 720-3219 PH: 720-3206

Katherine Wylde
Executive Director

New York City Partnership

1 Battery Park Plaza Place, New York, NY 10004

FAX: 809-9815 PH: 493-7400

Email: kwylde@nycp.org
Senator Catherine M. Abate
New York State Senate

New York, NY 10007

FAX: 964-4775 PH: 417-5504

Charles Marcus
Director, Manhattan Planning Office

100 Gold St., New York, NY 10038
FAX: 863-8047 PH: 863-8032
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
House of Representatives

173 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

FAX: 473-5242 PH: 673-3997
Email: mary.garcia@mail.house.gov


LOWER EAST SIDE REPRESENTATIVES:
Martha Danziger
District Manager, Lower East Side

Community Board :3

59 East 4th Street, NY, NY 10003

FAX: 533-3659 PH: 533-5300

Margarita Lopez
Distict Leader, Lower East Side

606 East 11th Street

New York, NY 10009

PH: 979-8830

Hon. Antonion Pagan
Councilmember, Lower East Side

237 First Avenue

New York, NY 10003

FAX: 788-9190 PH: 788-7372

Hon. Kathryn Freed, Councilmember, Lower East Side
(att. Maria Bottino)

51 Chambers Street, Rm. 429, New York, NY 10007

FAX: 788-7724 PH: 788-7724

Email: freed@council.nyc.ny.us
Lisa Kaplan
Housing Committee Chairperson

59 East 4th Street

New York, NY 10003

FAX: 533-3659 PH: 533-5300


CITY-WIDE OFFICIALS: :
Deputy Mayor Joseph Lhota
City Hall, New York, NY 10007

FAX: 788-3142 PH: 788-3137

Peter Vallone
City Council speaker
City Hall, New York, NY 10007
FAX: 788-7207 PH: (212) 788-7210
Email: Vallone@citycoucil.nyc.ny.us
Wendell Foster, Coucil Member & Head of Parks Committee
1377 Jerome Avenue

Bronx, NY 10452

FAX: (718) 588-7790
PH: (718) 588-7500
Email: Foster@coucil.nyc.ny.us
Sheldon Silver
State Assembly Speaker

250 Broadway Rm 2300
New York, NY 10007
FAX: 312-1425 PH: 312-1420
Email: Speaker@assembly.state.ny.us
Howard Golden, Brooklyn Borough President
209 Joralemon Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

FAX: (718)802-3959 PH: (718)802-3700

Email: USA@BrooklynPublicLibrary.org
Claire Shulman, Queens Borough President
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
FAX: (718)286-2885
PH: (718)286-3000
Url: QueensBp.org
Commissioner William J. Diamond
Deparment of Citywide Administrative Services

1 Centre Street, 17th Floor

New York, NY 10007

FAX: 669-8992 PH: 669-7111

Url: nyc.gov

Fernando Ferrer
Bronx Borough President

851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
FAX: (718)590-3537
PH: (718)590-3500
Email: FFerrer1@compuserve.com


STATE OFFICIALS: :
George Pataki
Govenor of New York State

Executive Chamber

State Capitol
59 East 4th Street, NY, NY 10003

FAX: (518)474-1512 PH: (518)474-8390

Email: gov.pataki@chamber.state.ny.us
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