PRESS CONFERENCE 12/30/13 11AM: Boardwalk Community Garden, Coney Island: Bulldozed. Community Outrage!
December 29, 2013
For Immediate Release Contact: Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director, New York City Community Gardens Coalition (NYCCGC) — 973-222-5413 firstname.lastname@example.org
Boardwalk Community Garden, Coney Island: Bulldozed. Community Outrage!
Speakers include leaders of Boardwalk Garden, Coney Island Community leaders and the NYC Community Garden Coalition
When and Where: Monday, December 30, 11 a.m., 2071 22nd Street, between Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Subway: F/N/D/Q, last stop
Brooklyn, NY – On Monday, December 30 at 11 a.m., a Press Conference will feature individuals whose long-standing community garden was bulldozed on 12/28/13 by iStar Development. At issue is whether the developer and the NYC government agencies that manage NYC parks have followed proper legal procedures for permitting this pre-dawn bulldozing to take place.
The NYCCGC has introduced documents clearly showing that the Boardwalk Community Garden is Mapped Parkland – which means that the community garden is entitled to very stringent environmental law protections against real estate development.