Aside from the fact that I took it late in the day with the sun setting, what's wrong with this picture?
What I see as wrong are those bags of leaves about to go into the city waste stream There is no composting program here in Brooklyn so these leaves will go into the landfill.
What if this fenced in space was a sub-irrigated box garden? The leaves could be composted to create a potting mix for the grow boxes.
Who would manage the box farm? This area is at the rear of an apartment building. The box farm could be a community project for the building. Or, it could be part of a community garden serving the needs of the immediate neighborhood.
The box farm could also be a "server" to distribute boxes to neighbors who would like to grow some vegetables on their own stoop, balcony, driveway or rear yard. The possibilities are endless.
What else is wrong with the picture? There are pop bottles in those bags that could easily be repurposed into sub-irrigated pop bottle planters. These could be used for growing starter plants ready to be planted in grow boxes. It's good that the bottles will be recycled but even better if they were reused for a good purpose at no cost.
We need to redefine the terms garden and community garden. They are definitely not synonymous with vacant land and turned earth. A city box garden or farm can be located anywhere there is enough sunlight.