Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ARCHIVE: Only the ghosts remain of the Boardwalk Community Garden in Coney Island

Dense screening surrounds the site but this photo shows how efficient wasthe removal of all vestiges of the garden.
Photo by Stephenson
The boardwalk sky threatened rain early Sunday morning but the knock on the door of the Boardwalk Community Garden came in the quiet darkness of an early Saturday morning.  The end of this community garden that should have been a part of the neighborhood's comeback after the wrath of Sandy was swift and merciless.  The destruction was complete.

Hurricane Sandy wasn't as destructive.  Nothing remained.
This is what is left of a vibrant community resource that stood in the way of Marty Markowitz's pompous personal vision of the future of his Coney Island that could not coexist with a few modest dreams of residents who cared about their community.