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Guide to the Eastern Parkway Coalition records 2007.016

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Collection processed by John Zarrillo

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Historical note

The Eastern Parkway Coalition (EPC) is a community organization based in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Established in the 1970s, the organization ran summer youth programs, many of which focused on community improvement and gardening. The group established a community garden atop the Franklin Avenue Shuttle subway station at the Botanic Garden/Eastern Parkway/Union Street. In 1989, New York City Transit Police demolished the community garden with the intention of clearing the land for a parking lot. The garden was later reestablished due to community outrage. As of 2011, the EPC continues to sponsor community gardening programs in the Crown Heights and surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn.