Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Will Community Gardens Be Victims of Development?

With the City's plan for a new Coney Island becoming more and more likely, people are becoming concerned with what specifically might be lost to the wrecking ball. Earlier this week it was Nathan's. Now, the city gardening blog Flatbush Gardener has raised the concern- shared by local community gardening activists- that three of Coney Island's community gardens lie on land slated to be redeveloped.

Apparently, these parks are particularly vulnerable to development because they are on Department of Housing (HPD) land, rather than protected Parks Department land or Public Trust land.

Endangered Coney Island Community Gardens [Flatbush Gardener]

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- post by Ben Nadler

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