Bed-Stuy handball court saved despite plan for garden

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - Bed-Stuy residents? calls of protest against a plan to replace a neighborhood handball court with a vegetable garden are now being heeded.

The Department of Parks and Recreation teamed up with an organization called Raise the Roof Farms for the plan. The group teaches kids to lead healthier lifestyles.

Residents say they weren?t asked for input and that the handball court is the only recreational space for kids in the area.

In response to residents? concerns, Raise the Roof Farms says it will restore the handball courts and work with the community to create a new blueprint for the space that will include both a garden and a court.

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