Planters Grove Park Coming to Lillian Wald Houses

Posted September 28, 2011 at 6:18 am

In partnership with NYCHA and Green City Force, Planters is opening a new park on the Lower East Side at the Lillian Wald Houses.


Low Line Park Proposed for Trolley Station Beneath Delancey Street

Last modified November 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm

The Lower East Side has already seized galleries from Chelsea, and now it wants some of that High Line cache.

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Early Edition: January 4

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:02 am

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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. […]

Early Edition: August 5

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:05 am

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Hester Street Playground Nearing Completion

Last modified May 4, 2010 at 6:51 am

Under renovation since last June, the Hester Street Playground in the southern section of Sara D. Roosevelt Park is finally nearing the finish line. Judging by the state-of-the-art jungle gym set and stacks of new benches awaiting installation, the park appears to be on schedule for its ambiguous summer 2010 completion date. Recess is nigh. […]

Weekend Edition: February 21

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

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Hester Street Playground Update

Posted February 2, 2010 at 6:19 am

In the eight-month eternity since work first began on a new Hester Street Playground, this section of Sara D. Roosevelt Park has been through some hell.  The big CATS and their earth-moving friends were brought in and summarily surrounded by chain-link fences.  And then came the destruction of the kitchy plaza seating and uprooting of […]

Trailer Park on Stanton

Posted September 29, 2009 at 6:10 am

Over the weekend, a retro metal trailer was parked at the northeast corner of Stanton and Suffolk Streets.  Our first thought was a transient mobile home, but there was no truck in sight.  Piqued, we approached the door and learned that the vehicle is actually a publicly sanctioned garden on wheels.  In fact, it is […]