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Children’s Magical Garden Wins a Court Battle Against Developers

Members of the Children's Magical Garden are celebrating a victory in their long legal battle with the owner of an adjacent Norfolk Street parcel.

Judge Rejects Plea From Developer to Dismiss Children’s Magical Garden Lawsuit

Community activists at the Children's Magical Garden got a bit of good news this week in their battle with a real estate developer. In the spring of 2014, they filed an adverse possession claim against the Horizon Group and S...

Three Days Left to Fund Children’s Magical Garden Program

As you may know, the volunteers at the Children's Magical Garden have been fighting an uphill legal battle for full control of their Stanton Street space. But at the same time, the group is in the midst of a...

Children’s Magical Garden Activists Weigh Strategy

Here's an update on what's happening at the Children's Magical Garden.  Last week, members of the garden went on "24 hour watch" after they begun to suspect that a developer intended to move ahead with a six story residential...

Children’s Magical Garden Sues For Possession of Norfolk Street Parcel

Members of the Children's Magical Garden are going to court to take possession of a portion of the garden owned by a private developer.  They filed a lawsuit today in state Supreme Court, making what's known as an "adverse...

Horizon Group Purchases Parcel Next to Community Garden For $3.3 Million

City finance department records show that 157 Norfolk St., a development parcel alongside the Children's Magical Garden, has been sold to a Yonkers-based real estate firm, the Horizon Group, for $3,350,000.  The sale was finalized January 9.  The documents...

Developer Submits Plans for 6-Story Building Next to Children’s Magical Garden

Supporters of the Children's Magical Garden may be receiving an unwelcome Thanksgiving surprise. This past summer, the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development transferred a parcel at Norfolk and Stanton streets to the Green Thumb Program.  This meant...

Children’s Magical Garden, City Officials Celebrate GreenThumb Status Monday (Updated)

On Monday, members of the Children's Magical Garden, the Parks Department and City Council member Margaret Chin will celebrate the garden's new "GreenThumb" status. Controversy surrounded the garden after developer Serge Hoyda put up a fence in May dividing...

Happening Now: More Fencing Wilts Celebration for Children’s Magical Garden

Just as supporters of the community greenspace at the corner of Norfolk and Stanton streets prepared to celebrate a victory this afternoon, the developer who owns part of the land escalated the ongoing conflict, sending workers to reinforce the chainlink...

[UPDATED] Celebration at Children’s Magical Garden Tonight

Supporters of Children's Magical Garden will gather this afternoon to celebrate the city's decision to preserve the green space as a community garden. Everyone is invited to the garden at the corner of Norfolk and Stanton streets from 4...
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