When it comes to addressing climate change and finding spaces to enjoy nature, New Yorkers are innovators. We think creatively about ways we can protect our environment, grow local food, and nourish our communities. Our city’s parks are second to none, serving their communities and providing a green space in our bustling city. But not every community has equal access to parks and gardens.
We should be ensuring more green spaces in all of our communities by cleaning and preserving empty lots. Unfortunately, our gardens are under imminent threat of being paved over and developed. The Mandela Garden development is another example of developers taking from communities without giving back. That’s why we’re fighting back.
Tomorrow, join Council Member Espinal to rally to stop further destruction of Mandela Garden in Harlem and our city’s green spaces. Click here to learn more and to RSVP.