Tuesday, November 18, 2008

50 Cent adds green space to Jamaica

There’s no feeling like returning to your old neighborhood, having made it big — except, of course, if you are able to give something back.

Rap star returns home to grassroots

That’s exactly what rap star 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) did on Monday, November 3 when he and actress/singer Bette Midler cut the ribbon on The Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden at 117-19 165th Street in Jamaica.

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and revitalizing parks, community gardens and public space in New York City, commissioned acclaimed landscape architect and designer, Walter Hood to redesign the NYRP community garden, which was underwritten by 50 Cent’s G-Unity Foundation.

A native of Jamaica, 50 Cent and his G-Unity Foundation joined forces with NYRP to bring Walter Hood’s designs to life in his old neighborhood as part of his personal mission to give back to the community that has supported him over the years.


Anonymous said...

Good.Maybe the newly removed G unit sloppy tags in Astoria will actually stay off the wall.Its all unity now I guess.Does that green space include chips and soda cans on the pavement and grass?keep it real..messy.

Wade Nichols said...

Hmmm.....I wonder what they'll be growing in the Curtis Jackson community garden??? Oregano?

lino at a safe distance said...

Another "great talent" hoping to make powerful friends for the next time he is arrested.

Anonymous said...

Damn! Black people have the best teeth! I'm jealous!

Anonymous said...

I wonder how green Fitty's mansion is.