Bronx gardeners rally to keep land local

THE BRONX - A man who chained himself to a fence is among the protesters who gathered Monday to demand the city leave their garden alone.Protesters say the Department of Parks & Recreation is trying to turn the El Flamboyan Community Garden into a city-run park. According to the group More Gardens, the city asked gardeners to move to their current site at 150th Street and Tinton Avenue so the city could build housing several years ago.

Gardeners say the city is trying to take over their new space. However, the parks department says the local community board has already approved the plan, which has gone through public hearings.

Protesters are calling for construction to stop until all parties are in agreement.

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