Hua Mei Bird Garden
Posted August 17, 2021 at 5:00 am
The Parks Department this month cordoned off part of Sara D. Roosevelt Park in response to rampant drug use, homeless, dwelling, and violence. The area in question, nicknamed “The Pit,” is a ground zero of sorts for open-air drug sales – K2, in particular. Those who are strung out lay out; belongings accumulate in piles; […]
Posted February 20, 2020 at 5:01 am
You may have noticed the chain-link fence standing toward the Delancey perimeter of the sunken court on Broome Street. The Pit, as it’s nicknamed, was resurfaced with “sports coating” last summer, part of the city’s overarching attempt to redirect park space while the East River Park is bulldozed in the name of coastal resiliency. However, […]
Posted August 2, 2018 at 5:00 am
It’s one of the top pedestrian pitfalls on the Lower East Side. The pathway and sidewalk running along the northern edge of the Hua Mei Bird Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a complete disaster. Concrete slabs and pavers on this stretch have been deteriorating for over a decade, creating a trip-worthy obstacle course […]
Posted September 1, 2010 at 6:12 am
The versatility of the Broome Street sunken court always attracts great street theater to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Between the frequent bike polo matches, occasional street hockey games, Tai Chi enthusiasts, and the rituals of morning commuters, there is an endless supply of entertainment.
Last modified August 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Nestled behind the sunken court in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a hidden gem of a bird sanctuary called Hua Mei Bird Garden. The tiny tree-lined real estate is definitely one of the unsung treasures of the 7-acre, 7-block park, and is a welcome taste of nature amidst a concrete jungle.