Community Gardens in Coney Island. Map Credit: OASIS
West of the subway stations and main attractions at Coney Island lie several community gardens, shown in light green on the map above. City community garden activists have identified three of them, highlighted on the Google Map below, as critically in danger of being lost to development.
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These three endangered gardens are under the jurisdiction of NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). They do not have the protection conferred to most other community gardens in New York City by transfer to Parks or purchase by the Trust for Public Land.
Surf Side Garden
2829 Surf Avenue, corner of West 29th Street
Unity Tower Tenant Association
1917 Surf Avenue, corner of West 20th Street
Founded in April 1993
Senior Citizens Block Association of Mermaid Ave
2917 West 20th Street, between Surf and Mermaid Avenues
Gardens To Close as Coney Prepares for Building Boom, Brooklyn Eagle, March 5, 2008