An effort to create an urban farm in the South Bronx has sparked a turf war between activists and the Parks Department.
Two years after the borough president and local councilwoman put up the money to begin a renovation of Fox playground, which serves Longwood and Hunts Point, but two days after a street fair to build support for Libertad Urban Farm, the Parks Department announced it would begin to renovate the playground.
Activist Tanya Fields, who is spearheading the effort to transform a shabby, unused portion of the park into a community garden, is crying foul.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Posted by Bernard L. Stein at 10:46 AM