New York developer tears down a huge, productive community garden in the middle of the night
The Boardwalk Garden in Coney Island started operating in the 1980s, and it was huge — 70,00 square feet that contained 40 different plots, where locals grew tomatoes and cabbage and zucchini and kept chickens.
The community garden was built on city-owned land, and the city has leased it to a developer to build a concert venue. The local community’s not so into the idea — the community board voted against it. But more powerful people won out, and the city council approved the plans for the venue.
And that was the end of the garden.