NYC Parks holds cleanup day to honor environmentalist icon Hattie Carthan

Volunteers at Herbert Von King Park called Carthan an environmental icon who helped build the Bed-Stuy community before her death in the late 1980s.

News 12 Staff

Feb 5, 2022, 11:33 PM

Updated 831 days ago

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The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation held a park cleanup and Black History Month event in Brooklyn Saturday to honor the late Hattie Carthan.
Volunteers at Herbert Von King Park called Carthan an environmental icon who helped build the Bed-Stuy community before her death in the late 1980s.
A garden in the park has since been named after her. The space hosts a farmer’s market every weekend during the summer.
During the cleanup event, a full truck load of trash was picked up by the volunteers.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH


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