Coney Island residents plan to sue NYC over demolished community garden on West 22nd Street

Coney Island residents outraged that a community garden was demolished last December say they're now planning to sue the city. The city demolished the community

The garden was demolished to make way for a new amphitheater.

The garden was demolished to make way for a new amphitheater. (3/5/14)

BROOKLYN - Coney Island residents outraged that a community garden was demolished last December say they're now planning to sue the city.

The city demolished the community garden, which had been in use for more than a decade, on West 22nd Street near the boardwalk to make way for a new amphitheater.

Residents held a rally at Borough Hall Wednesday, demanding the city leave their garden alone. Members of the New York City Community Garden Coalition claim the community board voted against the amphitheater, but on the last day of the year, the City Council voted it through.

The Parks Department says residents never obtained the proper license to use the land and that they had been using it illegally.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 took to the streets to find 1 Word on the Street: Time travel
Police say Alastasia Bryan, 25, was sitting in 2 Vigil held for slain correction officer
3 Military family gets holiday surprise
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 4 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects
Smith was last seen wearing dark brown pants, 5 Missing elderly man found at Flushing Hospital

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Residents say it was unfair for the city Rally held after demolition of garden

Coney Island residents are in an uproar after waking up to a demolished community garden.

The city plans to build an amphitheater in Community garden razed in Coney Island

An attempt by community members to preserve their garden on the Coney Island boardwalk came

The city voted to place a new amphitheater Locals rally to save Coney Island garden

Community members rallied Friday to save their garden in Coney Island. Residents stood in front

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE