One Term Mayor Gives the City to Developers, Plans to Destroy Elizabeth Street Garden, Invites Developers to Submit Proposals!
Yesterday, I got an email from one of the supporters of Elizabeth Street Garden, who explained the city has put up a for sale sign at Elizabeth Street Garden. The Mayor has already allowed the deed for Rivington House to be given to a developer. And now a the beloved Elizabeth Street Garden, one of the most beautiful int the city, is being given to developers, despite alternate sites being readily available. We lost Roger That Garden earlier this year. And now, the city wants to develop this jewel in a space in the city with little open green space.
A long time activist and social worker, Benjamin Shepard’s scholarship is based on the ethnographic study of social services and social movements. He has worked on campaigns around public space, including community gardens, bike lanes, and public welfare issues ranging from education to AIDS services. For more info or to contact him visit:
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