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Gardens to Close as Coney Prepares for Building Boom

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A Replay of Giuliani-Era Community Garden Controversy?
By Henry Stewart
Special to Brooklyn Daily Eagle

CONEY ISLAND — Two community gardens on city-owned land in Coney Island are likely to be sold to developers by next year, according to city officials.

The gardens “are located on a site we plan to offer for the development of affordable housing,” Neill Coleman, a spokesman for Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), a city agency, wrote in an e-mail.

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March 8, 2008 at 8:51 pm

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