NOLITA — Supporters of the Elizabeth Street Garden are trying to hold Mayor Bill de Blasio to his promise that he would "happily" come visit their green space, which the city is planning to use for affordable senior housing.
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Garden advocates attended the mayor's speech at Cooper Union on Monday and managed to personally hand him an invitation to come to the garden, they said.
"The mayor said that he would visit this park and we are calling on him to see for himself how important this space is to the community," Jeannine Kiely, board president of the Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden, said.
The mayor was asked about visiting the garden during one of his appearances on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, and said he would do so "happily."
A City Hall spokeswoman did not immediately respond when asked when the mayor plans to follow through.