Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Concern over community gardens

From NY1:

With the fate of the city's community gardens up in the air, advocates, elected officials and residents brainstormed ways to protect them at a West Village meeting Saturday.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer joined community members to discuss permanent solutions.

Since 2002, the city's community gardens have operated under a contract with the mayor and state attorney general. Yet that agreement is set to expire in September, leaving gardens vulnerable to redevelopment.

Residents said community gardens are vital to community development.

Quinn said a legally-binding solution is necessary to ensure the gardens are preserved.

The City Council is using the city's Land Use Process as one way to take care of the community gardens.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Little late, Crissy Lezzie. You backed the mayor and you know what he is doing with those gardens.

A little show of support is meaningless if you help orchestrate their obliviom.

The voters can see through this.

stinky said...

Look how they really mucked up the new Elmhurst tank park. It looks like a garbage dump - it can't be used the way it is - it's a disgrace. The city trucked in favorite boulders from Brookly no less so that they can be displayed used here - BS - it's all garbage and the contractors are in money heaven with all of the cost over-runs!!

Crissy said...

Little late, Crissy Lezzie. You backed the mayor and you know what he is doing with those gardens.


I know what I'm doing with the cucumbers. Salad anyone?

Anonymous said...

If I were her, I'd be a little more worried about the Larry Seabrook thing swallowing her up!
Keep digging.