Liz Christy Garden Residence Pops Up on the Bowery

Posted on: January 12th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

What began as a haphazard placement of umbrellas and an office chair has morphed into a fully-functional shanty at the entrance to the Liz Christy Garden on the Bowery.  In just a short month-long period, the sidewalk-dweller amassed enough street scraps to construct a residence at one of the busiest intersections on the Lower East Side.

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At the moment, the squatter has, to name a few, a makeshift pillow bed, a couple suitcases, and a pair of Adidas. It is here, regardless of weather, that he lives for the duration.  That is, until the man comes to take it all away.  That’s the inevitable scenario, especially with the Avalon mothership so close at hand.

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Apparently his name is William Hernandez, a 59-year-old Cuban refugee.

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