Crown Heights

Say goodbye to Roger That Community Garden

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A piece of fence going up at Roger That. Photo by David Colon

Roger That Community Garden, whose volunteers were raising money to buy the property from its new owner TYC Realty when we last checked in, is possibly facing the end after the workers showed up to the property to begin installing a construction fence earlier this morning. Garden founder Emily Bell-Dinan claims that three weeks ago TYC Realty promised to get in touch with her about a deal to purchase the property through the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, but that she hadn’t heard anything since then before today’s fence went up.

Workers on the scene were faced with a handful of garden volunteers and Demetrice Mills of the BQLT, who wanted to talk to a representative from TYC before agreeing to leave. Dinan said that eventually someone from TYC did show up and that while the fence would go up, the company representative promised a meeting  in two weeks to discuss how much longer the garden could remain open.

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A view of the completed fence. Photo via Emily Bell Dinan

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