Elizabeth Street Garden

Haven Green is Not up for the Challenge in Little Italy [OP-ED]

Last modified December 6, 2018 at 9:19 am

The debate over whether to bulldoze Elizabeth Street Garden in Little Italy for the Haven Green senior affordable housing continues tonight courtesy of Community Board 2. Co-developers of the seven-story mixed-use project – Pennrose Properties, Habitat NYC, and RiseBoro – are expected to present the “Final Design” at this public hearing. CB2 is anticipating a […]

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HPD Moves Forward with ‘Haven Green’ Development Atop Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified November 16, 2018 at 8:59 am

With the edict to remove statues from the park, the proverbial bulldozers are revving up the engines after the city decides to move forward with the redevelopment of the Elizabeth Street Garden. This week, the Department of City Planning certified plans to proceed with the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) for the Haven Green […]

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City Demands Removal of Statues from Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified October 29, 2018 at 8:17 am

Last week, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development sent a notice to the stewards of the Elizabeth Street Garden to remove the longstanding statues from the city-owned plot. All of them. It’s the latest chapter in a years-long drama pitting neighborhood activists against city plans to redevelop the site as affordable housing. The eponymous […]

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JR Pastes New Mural at Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified October 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

As part of the continuing effort to save the Elizabeth Street Garden, advocates invited renowned street artist JR to add a creative touch. The French artist pasted the piece yesterday afternoon as a means to call attention to the struggle by locals to keep the green space in Little Italy. JR has been all over […]

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‘POPS’ Goes the Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified September 5, 2018 at 8:48 am

Developers behind the controversial Elizabeth Street Garden affordable housing project are going straight to the public with their plans. Now, area locals will have another chance to interact with Haven Green, the proposed seven-story, “deeply affordable” senior housing development and its Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) that together replace the garden. Pennrose Properties, Habitat for […]

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DeSalvio Playground Rehab Delayed Another 6 Months (at Least)

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Once a scene of tumult, DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy is currently in ruins as its rehabilitation coincides with the construction of a luxury condo building next door. Construction started in July 2017, yet interim progress has been slow, if at all. Take a look. While the onsite signage promises a fall 2018 delivery – […]

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The Elizabeth Street Garden and the Battle of the Nonprofit Prophets

Last modified June 29, 2018 at 10:02 am

From the outset of Monday night’s Community Board 2 hearing on the Elizabeth Street Garden, it was immediately clear that the City had successfully pitted green, environmental advocates against those in support of affordable housing, senior citizens, and the homeless. What follows are just some of the more memorable quotes and takeaways regarding the Pennrose […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden and the ‘Halo Effect’ of Haven Green Redevelopment [OP-ED]

Last modified June 25, 2018 at 8:40 am

The debate rages over open space versus affordable housing in Little Italy.The following editorial regarding the fight for Elizabeth Street Garden was written and submitted by Little Italy native, Eddie Panta.  Garden advocates aren’t backing down from their fight to save Elizabeth Street Garden from redevelopment, even if it means being pitted against other non-profits. […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Bury the Hatchet, Ramp up Opposition to Redevelopment

Last modified June 8, 2018 at 10:11 am

Advocates for the endangered Elizabeth Street Garden are rallying the troops for another round of battle to ward off certain redevelopment of the Little Italy lot. But first, a truce between the warring factions of the garden. The two nonprofit groups committed to saving the namesake green space – Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden and […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Outline Alternate Future, Lawyer Up

Last modified January 10, 2018 at 8:32 am

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development awarded the contract last month for an affordable housing project atop the Elizabeth Street Garden. All but a death sentence for the open space. The proposed building – developed by Penrose Development – will rise seven stories and carry 121 permanently affordable apartments for seniors. And as if to […]

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