181 Stanton Street

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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Sign the Petition to Help Save Siempre Verde Garden from a Bulldozing Luxury Development

Posted September 29, 2014 at 6:08 am

Friday morning, we reported the sad but unsurprising news that the recently-forged Siempre Verde Garden is threatened by a proposed five-story luxury residential development. Garden faithful probably expected this in the back of their minds, but more than likely hoped would not come to pass. An urgent plea to help save the “youngest” GreenThumb garden from extinction […]

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Siempre Verde Garden Threatened as New Residential Development Proposed

Posted September 26, 2014 at 5:35 am

Siempre Verde Garden – “the youngest garden on the LES” – just attained its GreenThumb status from the city over a year ago. Volunteers hoped through consistent and positive use, it would become a permanent neighborhood addition. The park had further attained support from Parks and Recreation and a grant from the Citizens Committee of NYC. All […]

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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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Grassroots Push for Park at Vacant 181 Stanton Lot

Last modified February 19, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Despite proposals to the contrary, there is a grassroots movement afoot to instead convert the overgrown lot at 181 Stanton Street into public park space.

The Project for Empty Space at 181 Stanton

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

A long-vacant Lower East Side dirt-lot will soon become rejuvenated with art.  At least temporarily.  Over the holiday weekend, a pair of artists were busy erecting a wooden structure behind the chain-link fence at 181 Stanton Street.  Their work is part of an initiative called Project for Empty Space, which aims to “bring contemporary art […]

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Art