Siempre Verde Garden Saved as City Transfers Ownership to Parks Department Under GreenThumb

Posted January 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

​Catching up on some news that transpired during the holiday week … Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton Street is finally under the protective care of the Parks Department. The city officially transferred ownership from from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, which heretofore oversaw the parcel. The garden activists at 596 Acres listed the […]

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CB3 Fully Backs the Establishment of a Community Gardens District on the Lower East Side

Posted January 30, 2015 at 9:17 am

In a huge boon to the area’s history of guerrilla gardening, Community Board 3 last night voted to support the creation of a Community Gardens District in the East Village/Lower East Side. That includes the remaining 46 gardens still located within its confines. The full board ratified the advisory resolution recommended by the Parks subcommittee […]

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CB3 Overwhelmingly Approves Establishment of LES Community Gardens District

Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

Here ye, hear ye. It’s time for neighborhood gardens to receive their due and proper. Guerilla gardening and its punk DIY aesthetic are deeply rooted in the Lower East Side, thanks to the pioneering efforts Liz Christy. Often considered the mother of the movement, her eponymous garden at Bowery and East Houston was the first […]

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Siempre Verde Garden Gathers Hundreds of Support Signatures to Keep Garden Alive

Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:07 am

The Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton Street – a recent addition to the city’s GreenThumb initiative – isn’t going down without a fight. Having achieved recognition by the Parks Department last year, neighborhood volunteers transformed two city-owned parcels into a pocket park amongst the tenements of Stanton and Attorney. It came a long way in […]

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Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton Street to Celebrate Its First ‘Growing Season’

Posted May 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

137-139 Attorney and its immediate neighbor at 181 Stanton Street were altogether dormant rat dens for more than three decades. But in a twist of old-school neighborhood activisim, community members transformed the pair of city-owned lots into a pocket garden last year. The Siempre Verde Garden was thus born, and awarded GreenThumb status from the […]

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Spring Cleaning for Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton

Posted April 16, 2013 at 10:22 am

GreenThumb certified since last November, the Siempre Verde Garden at 181 Stanton and 137 Attorney is already turning over a new leaf.

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First Community Meeting for ‘Siempre Verde Garden’ on Stanton is Tonight

Posted February 20, 2013 at 9:48 am

Guerrilla gardening efforts have entered the next chapter at 181 Stanton Street.

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CB3 Supports Gardening in Vacant Stanton and Attorney Street Lots

Last modified February 19, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Neighbors of the long-vacant city-owned lots at 137 Attorney and 181 Stanton Street scored a victory last night in their quest to legitimize gardening efforts in the three-lot parcel.

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Natividad Zirate Returns for Another Season of Bike Repairs

Posted April 27, 2011 at 6:09 am

Those cyclists concerned about whether Natividad Zirate would return for another season need not worry anymore.

New City Park Coming to 14 Second Avenue?

Posted September 10, 2010 at 6:30 am

In the spirit of the Liz Christy Garden just across the way, a new green space seems to be in the works at the northeast corner of East Houston and Second Avenue.  Indeed, the strip of Parks Department land, located beside the former home of Irreplaceable Artifacts, is starting to show evidence of the change. […]