Listen to What the Flower People Say
New York City is working on a deal to sell 63 parcels of land used for community gardens for $3 million to the Trust for Public Land, an arrangement that would keep the gardens open to citizens. Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) had wanted to sell 114 of New York’s community gardens to the highest bidder this week, but his administration is partially backing off after facing three lawsuits and many angry citizens. Protestors dressed as plants and ladybugs and blowing kazoos have turned out en masse. One man, dressed as a sunflower, screamed, “The gardens must be saved!” from a perch in a ginkgo tree in front of City Hall.