Children's Magical Garden, a community garden in the Lower East Side, where magic has been happening for the past 30 years, has been torn in two. The property is half owned by NYC, and half owned by a developer.
On Wednesday, May 15th, the developer broke through the garden fence, dug through the center and fenced off their part of the garden. The community is understandably devastated.
But there is hope! The gardeners are seeking a win-win solution.
Your part can make all the difference. Please sign the petition and help us by calling 311 (or 212-788-3000 for out of towners) and offering the following solutions: 1) Tell Mayor Bloomberg to immediately transfer the 2/3 of the community garden into Parks GreenThumb
2) Offer a land swap to give the developer another city owned property. The developer is open to that and this has also requested by our councilmember Chin.
This will make the the whole community garden permanent and back in the arms of her magical children in the Lower East Side.
This garden is at Stanton and Norfolk on the Lower East Side, Manhattan, NYC, where underserved children of all ages need outdoor safe space to play and learn about nature. This will help our community become more resilient and healthy!
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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