Founded in the 1980s, Coney Island's Boardwalk Garden was a beloved spot for community members, who made use of the site to grow a profuse array of vegetables, raise chickens, and even house cats down on their luck. When the rumblings of development threatened the site, people fought back, but a body blow was struck over the weekend when developers came in the dead of night to raze the garden, crate up the chickens and boot them to the sidewalk, and serve the cats with eviction notices.  See full article.

  Founded in the 1980s, Coney Island's Boardwalk Garden was a beloved spot for community members, who made use of the site to grow a profuse array of vegetables, raise chickens, and even house cats down on their luck. When the rumblings of development threatened the site, people fought back, but a body blow was struck over the weekend when developers came in the dead of night to raze the garden, crate up the chickens and boot them to the sidewalk, and serve the cats with eviction notices.  See full article.