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Eddie B
638 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
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Water Tank Delivery

the project

Myrtle Village Green (MVG) has been required to install a backflow preventer on our water source by the city. With the help of the community, we aim to raise funds to hire a plumber, purchase materials, and file the installation with the city to turn our water back on.

MVG is a space that many in our neighborhoods have worked for years, and some for nearly a decade to make into a true community space, which has come to be anchored around garden plots and green space. Free flowing water back to MVG will ensure another spring, summer, and autumn of community!

the steps

  1. Filing / Plan approvals are ongoing prior to attaining funds.
  2. A licensed master plumber has been contacted and can commence work as soon as plans are approved and the site use contract is signed.
  3. Once funds are disbursed, materials can be purchased, and the plumber can begin work and receive payment.

why we're doing it

Bedford-Stuyvesant and South Williamsburg sorely lack community-accessible green space.

MVG serves as a community gathering space, reprieve from the constant concrete and asphalt environment surrounding the community, and a source of fresh produce in the community through both privately and community maintained garden beds, including learning beds for local public school students, as well as a small scale farming operation.


Initial DEP Filing Fee - $350.00

Materials (piping, fittings, etc)  - $150.00

Labor and permit fees / closeout - $2,000.00

20% Material / Construction Contingency - $500.00

SUBTOTAL = $3,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $150
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $90
SUBTOTAL = $3,275
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $150
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $90



Water Tank Delivery

Hello Everyone!


We just wanted to give an update on the project to all who have donated. Unfortunately, after some back and forth with the DEP, we were denied the outcome everyone was looking for - getting the water turned back on.

In lieu of that, we've opted to go with bulk water storage on site, filled from a street hydrant, to meet our water needs for the summer of 2015! It'll go a long way towards having a reliable water source and helping the garden thrive. Thanks to your contributions, our water tanks arrived at the garden just a few days ago, and we're all set to get them up and running in the coming weeks!


Thank you one more time from everyone here at MVG!

Thank you to our donors!


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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