Urban garden project transforms Kelly Street in Longwood

The rehabbed buildings and outdoor space will grow produce and manage storm water. (6/19/14)

THE BRONX - A strip of once-dilapidated buildings in Longwood has been flipped and is helping to make the Bronx greener. 

The five rehabbed buildings on Kelly Street are a far cry from what they used to be. As previously reported by News 12, neighbors complained for years about poor conditions, which included a backyard filled with trash and rats. 

That same backyard is now a green urban garden that will produce $43,000 worth of food each growing season and will help to manage more than 250,000 gallons of stormwater a year. 

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Workforce Housing Group received $237,000 in funding from the Department of Environmental Protection for the project. 

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