During intermission at the August 2015 Hall & Oates concert in Coney Island's fabulous $53 million Seaside Park and Community Arts Center, pour out a taste of your $12 Bud Light for the community garden that once stood on your seat, the garden that was razed in the dead of night on Saturday December, 28, 2013.
The Post reports that the bulldozers came in after sunset yesterday, displacing the nearly two dozen chickens and feral cats that roosted in the scrappy community garden, which had been operating illegally and informally for several years to the delight of those who lived nearby and enjoyed working in the dirt.
“The community does not want this amphitheater built on this land . . . but the city went ahead with this anyway,” on resident told the tabloid. “I’m heartbroken, not only for myself, but for the elderly people that were gardening here every day.”
For 16 years, the garden hosted 40 plots over 70,000 square feet. It survived Hurricane Sandy, but not Marty Markowitz.