SARA DELANO ROOSEVELT PARK: The land was originally acquired by the city of New York in 1929 for the purpose of widening Chrystie and Forsyth Streets and building low-cost housing, but was instead used for parkland. The park was named for Sara Roosevelt, the mother of President Franklin Roosevelt, in March 1934, despite her written objection. The site was previously occupied by walk-up apartments and before that, an African-American burial ground. The M’Finda Kalunga Garden is named in memory of that burial ground. The captivating garden is maintained by 20 local volunteers who cultivate individual plots as well as work together to maintain common areas. This tree formation reminds me of a hand shadow puppet.
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