Seeds in the Weeds

Posted August 27, 2009 at 6:18 am

A longtime Lower East Side resident submitted the following email, and included some interesting pictures. “There is a parking lot on 2nd street between Ave.A. and First Avenue. North side of the street. All along the perimeter of the fence that separates the lot from the sidewalk are a multitude of flowers growing out of […]

The Chrystie Cat

Last modified May 17, 2011 at 11:25 pm

The cracked sidewalk outside the restaurant supply company at 18 Delancey is the perfect habitat for wild urban grass and weeds.  But more importantly, this lonesome green patch doubles as a rewarding refuge for a neighborhood cat on a steamy evening. A few nights ago, this plump feline was enjoying the limited late-day shade, and […]

Mercer-Houston Dog Run Greenery

Posted July 30, 2009 at 6:27 am

Yesterday morning, the Mercer-Houston Dog Run received some late-summer greenery. A small group of workers was busy planting flowers and bushes along the metal fence.  Yet despite the recent rehabilitation and this latest effort to beautify, the park remains stubbornly depressing.

Chrystie Street Greenery

Posted May 26, 2009 at 8:15 am

Late last week, the newish Chrystie Street medians near the intersection of Delancey received a much-needed greenery upgrade. There are now trees, flowers, and small bushes, just in time for summer.

Bunker’s Back

Last modified July 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

As of this morning, the Bunker Building on the Bowery is back to relative normalcy. The plywood is gone, revealing the new outpost of eco-friendly construction supply company Green Depot. And just shy of its fall 2008 goal. Good news for you and me, as there’s now one less obtrusive sidewalk shed along our beloved […]

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