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The role of New Life Community Development Corporation in kicking off the gardening idea in Elmhurst illustrates the growing role of religious groups in initiating civic and political action in New York City.
A community garden near New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens sparked a community renaissance despite being closed by a developer.
In 2013 a faith-based group kicked off the idea of building a garden in the elbow bend of a short street just off Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst. The garden was closed this year by developers, but it continues to inspire art and neighborly relations.
Update: This Summer of 2015, the garden is closed because the landowner decided to sale to a developer, and the city was unwilling to come up with the money. We will run several art pieces this month that were inspired by the garden.
Updated Exit poll: 83% of Protestants, 66% of Catholics voted for De Blasio
Evangelicals are rising force in city politics.
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Fernando Cabrera on the path from pastor to city leader
Pastor Richard Del Rio runs as a political outsider but a community insider
This year’s mayoral race has attracted more pastoral interest than normal including Reverend Erick Salgado, founder of the 22-church network Iglesia Jovenes Cristianos (Church of the Young Christians).