Begun in 1981

and 

located on East 8th Street

between

Avenues C and D

this is a magical spot

"old growth"

trees and shrubs

a gazebo, pond

and

sculpture

The Green Oasis Garden

and

Gilbert's Sculpture Garden

were once

separate

note the difference fences

but joined forces

when they

and many other gardens

gained some protection

by

joining the Park Departments

Green Thumb Program

and

a lending library

individual plots

This a lovely little garden

located on East 8th Street 

between

Avenues B and C

unfortunately, it was not open.

La Plaza Cultural

is located at the southwest corner of 

East 9th Street and Avenue C.

in what is know as

Loisaida

Hispanic section of the Lower East Side

http://laplazacultural.com/?page_id=15

Founded in 1976 

by residents and greening activists 

La Plaza, like most community gardens

rose from a series of adjoining rubble 

filled vacant lots.

The garden has an interesting pedigree.

Northeast corner of 

East 9th Street and Avenue C

across the street from 

La Plaza Cultural

I think

9th Street Community Garden

and

La Plaza Cultural

are the jewels in the crown

of 

Loisaida gardens

(Hispanic section of the Lower East Side)

9th Street 

was begun in 1978

In many 

ways it is a collection

of 

small gardens

with different styles

a communal area

The new owners 

of

Germania Bank

aka

the graffiti corner  

at

Prince and Bowery

staged

a gallery opening

with a caveat

you might be able to see

the Germania Bank Building

before 

"renovation"

http://amusebouche1.blogspot.com/2015/06/germania-bankthe-bowerynycpart-10.html?google_comment_id=z130fltoslzttfce423yepdolxf0g1rn2&google_view_type=

OK,

boaring

no respect

once lovely

oh

and the art

This was once the

Temple

of Street Art

the owner of many decades

was a photographer 

and 

rented to a loft

to

Roy Lichtenstein

and 

I would think

the 

Street Art

kept the owner him hidden

looks 

abandon to me

The original Street Art

has been removed

only/for the most part

wheatpaste 

art remains

think wall paper/stickers

Now sold to a developer

this is what is left

of the street art

sad

wheatpaste

rules

I do like

Flinders Lane

the street in Melbourne

and 

the restaurant in Alphabet City

NYC

one has interesting street art

the other interesting food

http://www.flinderslane-nyc.com/

http://amusebouche1.blogspot.com/2013/12/hosier-lane-melbourne-now-and-all-your.html

I made my second visit

the other day,

the service was just as lovely,

as was the food

and it is 

beginning to feel like home

but 

I must admit,

it is a walk from the Astor Place

subway stop

but 

any walk down

St.
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