Activists Protest as Developer Erects Fence in Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton
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[Photo: Barbara Ross]Developer Serge Hoyda has plans for a portion of the Children’s Magical Garden at Norfolk and Stanton Street. Earlier this morning, a crew arrived to erect a fence through the garden, but it certainly didn’t go unnoticed. Community activists and neighbors flocked to the garden in order to protest the action, which includes cutting down trees. Cops are keeping the peace.
UPDATE 12:45: one activist was confronting police and workers, shouting the injustice and hurling expletives. The developer had acquired roughly a third of the parcel a number of years ago and is in talks with the city to build a new residential project here (the other two thirds are HPD). Reps cite “security” concerns and lack of insurance to justify the fence.
Here’s some video via EV Grieve:
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