Children’s Magical Garden

‘Grinch’ Developer Dumped Rotting Garbage, Garden Advocates Allege in $5M Lawsuit

Last modified September 3, 2019 at 9:21 am

The Children’s Magical Garden last week filed a lawsuit against the owner-developer of the neighboring parcel, accusing him of bullying and harassment. Specifically with regard to the recent dumping of trash into the green space. The Horizon Group – whose principal, David Marom, acquired the vacant lot from Serge Hoyda in 2013 – has been […]

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Children’s Magical Garden Cries Foul Over Trespasser Who Destroyed Plantings on Contested Plot

Last modified April 9, 2019 at 9:54 am

The fight for the Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton Street just turned real ugly. For years, the garden corporation has been embroiled in a legal dispute against former landlord Serge Hoyda and current owner Horizon Group, yet recently scored decisive victories to stay alive. Nine months after the Appellate Court in the ongoing case sided with […]

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Magic Moment: Appeals Court Favors Children’s Magical Garden in Adverse Possession Claim

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

After four years of litigation, a major score for the Children’s Magical Garden at Stanton and Norfolk Streets! The Appellate Court in the ongoing case – which pit the garden corporation against former landlord Serge Hoyda and current owner Horizon Group – has sided with the former regarding defendants’ motion to dismiss the “Adverse Possession” […]

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Judge Denies Developers’ Motion to Dismiss in Children’s Magical Garden Lawsuit

Posted November 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

​There’s some positive pre-holiday news coming from the Children’s Magical Garden. The ongoing lawsuit against developers regarding a third of the parkland – first levied last year – is moving forward. A motion to dismiss by the defendant was denied. First, though, a quick recap of the situation on the ground. Since 1985, the Children’s […]

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New Chicken Coop at Children’s Magical Garden to be Shaped Like an Egg

Posted June 19, 2015 at 5:13 am

Spring is the season marking the return of chicken coops. Each year, community gardens like M’Finda Kalunga and the Children’s Magical Garden import the wildlife for the entirety of summer (and fall). And now, chicken coops are making a return to both pocket parks. While chickens have been roosting in M’Finda Kalunga for weeks, the […]

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Children’s Magical Garden Seeks Last-Minute Funding for Youth Mentorship Project

Posted June 19, 2014 at 6:05 am

While still embroiled in legal proceedings over the remaining parcel, the Children’s Magical Garden is pushing forward with its programming. For the last few weeks, advocates have been crowdsourcing to help fund their new youth mentoring project. In this case, it’s a free organic gardening program run by two young women who grew up in […]

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On 24-Hour Watch at the Children’s Magical Garden

Posted May 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

Just call it “Occupy CMG,” but replace Zucotti with Children’s Magical Garden. Vocal advocates of the local greenspace on Stanton Street remain hunkered down, having pitched tent and tarp. It’s a makeshift activist campsite for round-the-clock community surveillance. As we first reported last week, garden faithful planted themselves here to keep a watchful eye on […]

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Children’s Magical Garden Advocates on ’24 Hour Garden Watch’ Ahead of Development

Last modified May 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm

The grassroots battle for garden space is heating up big time. All eyes on the Children’s Magical Garden. Advocates of the Children’s Magical Garden are currently on guard duty. Defending the keep from the imminent development at their doorstep. An “emergency press conference” was called for this morning at 7:30am in order to announce the […]

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DOB Puts Childrens Magical Garden Development Permits on Hold; Fundraiser Planned for Tomorrow

Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

Plans to construct the six-story residential building on one-third of the Children’s Magical Garden are apparently at a standstill. The DOB approved the proposal last month, but the construction permit in their database now indicates that the job is on hold. Meanwhile, the lawsuit brought by garden advocates is still chugging along. We’re told that […]

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Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton Street to Celebrate Its First ‘Growing Season’

Posted May 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

137-139 Attorney and its immediate neighbor at 181 Stanton Street were altogether dormant rat dens for more than three decades. But in a twist of old-school neighborhood activisim, community members transformed the pair of city-owned lots into a pocket garden last year. The Siempre Verde Garden was thus born, and awarded GreenThumb status from the […]

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