Elizabeth Street Garden’s Valentine’s Day

Elizabeth Street Garden's Valentine's Day
February 11th, 2017 (New York City, United States) – Elizabeth Street Garden, a 20,000-square-foot city-owned lot, in the Little Italy neighborhood is threatened by plans to expand affordable housing in Manhattan. By Chloe Hecketsweiler
Elisabeth Street Garden's Valentine's Day
February 11th, 2017 (New York City, United States) – Kids playing in the snow in Elizabeth Street Garden. The garden is decorated with antiques from the adjacent gallery. In 1990, the city agreed to lease the lot to the Elizabeth Street Gallery on a month-to-month basis with the requirement of cleaning it up. By Chloe Hecketsweiler
Elisabeth Street Garden's Valentine's Day
February 11th, 2017 (New York City, United States) – Guillaume Hecketsweiler, a French visitor, throwing a snow ball in Elizabeth Street Garden. The Little Italy and SoHo neighborhood has an open space ratio of 3 square feet per resident, compared with the City’s open space planning goal of at least 109 square feet per resident (source: elizabethstreetgarden.org) . By Chloe Hecketsweiler
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February 11th, 2017 (New York City, United States) – Ella Barnes, holding a Valentine’s card, is a member of “Friends of Elizabeth Garden”, an association founded in 2014 to halt the construction of public housing on the lot. “The city has other options in the neighborhood”, says Ms Barnes. Saturday, the association organized a Valentine’s Day event to gather support from residents and visitors. By Chloe Hecketsweiler
Elisabeth Street Garden's Valentine's Day
February 11th, 2017 (New York City, United States) – An unidentified English girl hangs a Valentine’s card on a board in Elizabeth Street Garden. Saturday, visitors were invited to write a card and sign a petition in support of residents initiative to protect the garden. By Chloe Hecketsweiler

 

 

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