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.