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Abdul Muhammad has seen developers looking at the New Harvest community garden next to his Bedford-Stuyvesant home for a long time, yet nothing ever happened. He kept on cleaning the lot and planting crops as the neighborhood changed around him. Residents that couldn’t afford fresh produce could get it at the garden. All were welcome. […]
It’s no secret that Brooklyn real estate prices have been on the rise since the Great Recession, which lasted from late 2007 to mid-2009. Central Brooklyn has been especially active, with properties going for record prices in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in the last two years. Brooklyn Deep has undertaken a detailed analysis of residential property […]
Ena McPherson working at Brooklyn’s Tranquility Farm / Photo: Andrew Caringi Ena McPherson always noticed the catalpa tree when she walked by the vacant lot on the corner of Throop Avenue. Despite barren surroundings, and nearby boxes of rat poison, the tree still grew. When she gained access to the lot in 2011, volunteers hauled out […]
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