Harlem City Council Member Inez Dickens wrote a letter on Thursday, May 21st to Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been asking for active community gardens operating under “interim use agreements” in her district to be removed from the list of sites offered to developers for $1 at this time. Her letter is here.
These gardens have been included in the Request for Qualifications addressed to the development community. The lots that the gardens are on are being offered for nominal $1 transfers (free!) to become development sites.