From the Daily News:
City officials eager to quash a green rebellion are planning to announce a compromise this week on the fate of community gardens.
A source familiar with the city's latest proposal says new guidelines would give gardens more protections from development - but would stop short of guaranteeing their existence.
"Legally, nothing is permanent, but we need to make protections stronger," said a city source who saw a draft of proposed new rules.
The rules would require the city to give the community additional notice if a garden might be threatened and would give extra protections to gardens that are in good condition and where gardeners follow city rules.