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HARLEM — The absentee landlord of two vacant lots on West 122nd Street wants to boot a 30-year-old community garden to cash in on the neighborhood’s booming real estate market.
Three weeks ago, gardeners who spent years turning the abandoned, rat-infested lots into a bustling community garden were abruptly told to clear out.
“Plans are being made to enclose our client’s properties with a ten-foot fence around each lot,” read a letter signed by the owner’s lawyer, Kerry John Katsorhis, to the gardeners. “Demand is herein made for you to vacate both lots immediately.”