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Franklin Plaza Cooperatives and Gardens

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Housing projects transformed by local residents

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : East Harlem
Residential, Gathering Place

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Isabel and Timothy Eddy

Civic activist Jane Jacobs and community groups helped create a moderate-income cooperative out of this NYC housing project, including a school, playground and garden, which is seen by the neighborhood as "our communitys botanical garden."

Gloria Quinones

The cooperators have kept the gardens going for years. I call it our communitys botanical garden. It brought me comfort when my father passed away to be in this garden. My children played on the grounds when they were growing up.

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