Maria Hernandez lived on Starr Street until 1989, when the drug dealers she had fought to keep out of her neighborhood park shot her. The seven-acre, Knickerbocker Avenue park was renamed in her honor and, starting last summer, started to undergo changes that are part of what the Daily News calls "the Bryant Park playbook": old garbage cans were replaced with Victor Stanley models (that, presumably, deter rummaging); elaborate flower gardens were planted at all four entrances; yoga classes were started; concerts were sponsored, as well as multilingual theatrical productions. They even brought in movable chairs, though those have since been stolen. "If I had brought moveable seating to Bryant Park in 1980, it might have been too early," the chief planner told the Daily News. "It's a little early. Movable seating will not disappear if you have created an environment that discourages pilferage."