Nov 04 2008
50 Cent and Bette Midler at community garden opening in Jamaica, Queens

50 Cent and Bette Midler Open NYRP Community Garden in Queens

Talk about odd pairings, this afternoon, 50 Cent and Bette Midler were in Jamaica, Queens for the opening celebration of the New York Restoration Project’s newest community garden. How does Bette Midler fit into this? Bette Midler is the founder of the NYRP. Curtis Jackson (let’s mix it up) wrote a fat check for this latest community garden, with his name on it.

Call it the green unit.

50 Cent's community garden in Jamaica, Queens

If Jamaica, Queens’ residents embrace the mission, 50’s garden will.. feature a variety of raised vegetable beds and grape vines, and teach youth about the importance of wholesome food and sustainable practices.

50 Cent and Bette Midler cut the garland at community garden in Jamaica, Queens

Bette Midler calls it a step towards the New York Restoration’s goal of planting 1 million trees in communities throughout the city. Ecorazzi reports, Bette Midler was ecstatic about 50’s generous financial support for the garden. It was Christmas in November. “He stepped up to the plate to fund this project,” said Bette Midler, “And when it ended up costing $10,000 more than we anticipated, he didn’t bat an eyelid. He wrote the check!”

50 will scribble it as a debit on his G-Unity Foundation’s books..

50 Cent speaks at community garden opening in Jamaica, Queens

“It’s nice to be able to give back to this next generation of kids,” said 50 Cent. “This is the first of many projects I’m going to do in this community.”


☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 jbeee Tue, Nov 04, 2008 - 2:03 am


2 moose hunter Tue, Nov 04, 2008 - 9:32 am

Do your thing 50, your involvement is appreciated.


3 sp Tue, Nov 04, 2008 - 3:30 pm

Another chess move by 50. Similar to him buying the rights to his former girlfriend’s life story, he is now buying Baisley Park as a shot at his enemies and to assert his presence in QB. The history of the park mirrors that of Harlem for Bumpy Johnson, or New Jack City for Nino Brown. Back in the day, you would not be found walking this park at daytime. So to have such a notorious park named after you is ideal for him on many levels. Some rumors even say that gangster Ken Sumpreme McGriff used to ‘own’ this park…so this is sort of an iconic landmark in that part of Queens. Especially since Supreme was also rumored to be a part of the infamous 9-shots that catapulted that dude into the spotlight. Whatever the truth may be, it’s all Chessboxin!

4 Brownruth Tue, Nov 04, 2008 - 5:50 pm

I think that’s wonderful 50 that you are giving back to your community. It shows that you have not forgotten where you come from and that’s important.
Continue to do big things in Queens! We definitely need it.

Queens Resident

5 d Wed, Nov 05, 2008 - 12:36 pm

i don’t like him as a rapper or the hater he is, but i can’t hate on this, good job dog.

6 JusNod Wed, Nov 12, 2008 - 10:42 pm

Maybe oneday we will be able to appreciate more celebrities for giving back to the people, even if it does work out in their favor of having a place named after them…lol… No matter how you look at it 50’s still giving back to the community so why not name it after him…

7 Method Max Fri, Jan 09, 2009 - 4:23 pm

What’s up 50. Well goods that you has not forgot about roots and you lean other children for you great estimate and for your pals with (from) GGGGGG UNITTTT!