Bay Ridge Greenmarket: Popular, Temporary


When Key Food on Third Avenue and 94th Street closed in June, Bay Ridgers lamented the lack of good produce in the hood. But lament turned to joy in October, when a green market opened, and area arugula-eaters could get their fill. Well, hold the joy after all. "Three days before the market opened, an article in The Brooklyn Paper said that come January, the farmers and beekeepers would have to clear out or shut down to make way for a Walgreens drugstore," writes the NY Times. "Michael Hurwitz, director of the city’s Greenmarket program, is hoping to persuade Walgreens to let the farmers stick around. At the same time, a number of local residents have rallied to save the market." David Marangio, a real estate agent, is searching for an alternative space for the farmers. He also happens to be one of the organizers of the Bay Ridge Food Co-op. That endeavor, too, is looking for space.
A Greenmarket, With a Clock Ticking [NY Times]
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