At 5 a.m., police received a call saying a man was seen forcing his way into the front door of the building. Officers were two blocks away at the time of the call, responded and confirmed the break-in.
The transformation turns the space into the first NYRP community garden with high-performance stormwater infrastructure.
The American Italian Coalition of Organizations (AMICO) now operates the center. City Councilman Brad Lander was at the ribbon cutting and tweeted from the event.
The meeting will take place Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Joseph Miccio Community Center, 110 West 9th Street. In order to make sure all communities within the precinct are included, the precinct is trying to be more judicious in meeting places.