Rally at Children’s Magical Garden Thursday Before CB3 Meeting

Cub Scouts dig with Marta Valle youth leaders Feng, Amina and Community Garden Director Kate Temple-West.  Image via Facebook.

Cub Scouts dig with Marta Valle youth leaders Feng, Amina and Community Garden Director Kate Temple-West. Image via Facebook.

In the past few weeks, members of the Children’s Magical Garden on Norfolk Street have been summoning their LES-activist roots for this coming Thursday’s Community Board 3 hearing.   Last month, developer Serge Hoyda put up a fence down the middle of the garden, dividing a parcel he owns from two lots controlled by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Thursday at 6:30 p.m., community organizers will ask CB3’s parks committee to support their campaign for permanent status (via Green Thumb) and to have the city-owned parcels transferred to Green Thumb, while finding a new site on which Hoyda can build.   Garden supporters will gather at 4 p.m. for a costume party and rally before heading to the meeting at 30 Delancey St. (the BRC Senior Center building).   More than 1600 people have signed a petition in support of the garden.

 

2 comments to Rally at Children’s Magical Garden Thursday Before CB3 Meeting

  • hey dick

    Why are people so ignorant, that property belongs to someone, whoever it maybe, you don’t have the right to just go into other peoples property and do as you please….

  • Bowerygals

    Read the history of this story – in order for that “private property” to be of any use to the owners they would need the two city-owned lots (“our property”) that abut it, to build on. Perhaps the garden should just grow shade plants and let Hoyda deal with their tiny lot?