Liz Christy Garden

Tats Cru Draws Lower East Side Inspiration at Bowery Mural Wall

Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:07 am

That’s a wrap. Tats Cru, the venerable graffiti outfit from the Bronx, completed their mural over the weekend at the Bowery Wall. The so-called “mural kings” brought the goods with this graphic cityscape that is essentially a Lower East Side homage. It includes a shout out to Keith Haring (the first to decorate the concrete […]

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CB3 Overwhelmingly Approves Establishment of LES Community Gardens District

Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

Here ye, hear ye. It’s time for neighborhood gardens to receive their due and proper. Guerilla gardening and its punk DIY aesthetic are deeply rooted in the Lower East Side, thanks to the pioneering efforts Liz Christy. Often considered the mother of the movement, her eponymous garden at Bowery and East Houston was the first […]

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Decades-Old Poplar Tree in Liz Christy Garden Will Be Cut Down Imminently

Posted September 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Over the last few decades, it’s grown to become a bucolic tower in the Bowery skyline. Time’s almost up, though. The highly visible Poplar tree with Dragonclaw Ivy at the northeast corner of East Houston is at the end of its life. Estimates place its age at roughly forty years. According to the announcement posted […]

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New CityBench Installed Outside Liz Christy Garden on Bowery

Posted May 24, 2013 at 6:39 am

Mere days after the Liz Christy Garden marked forty years on the Lower East Side, its entrance received some additional love from the city. Of the sedentary variety. Queue the arrival of a new DOT CityBench. The three-seat street furniture now sits at the northeast corner of Bowery and Houston. Nice to have additional sidewalk […]

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Sara D. Roosevelt Park and Liz Christy Garden in Celebration Mode

Posted May 17, 2013 at 6:38 am

Tomorrow is a day to celebrate neighborhood green space.

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Homeless Cuban Refugee Booted from the Bowery After a Year

Posted March 7, 2013 at 6:28 am

He appeared around Christmastime a year ago, inhabiting a small sidewalk square outside the entrance to the Liz Christy Garden on the Bowery.

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Liz Christy Garden Residence Pops Up on the Bowery

Last modified March 7, 2013 at 12:24 am

What began as a haphazard placement of umbrellas and an office chair has morphed into a fully-functional shanty at the entrance to the Liz Christy Garden on the Bowery.

New City Park Coming to 14 Second Avenue?

Posted September 10, 2010 at 6:30 am

In the spirit of the Liz Christy Garden just across the way, a new green space seems to be in the works at the northeast corner of East Houston and Second Avenue.  Indeed, the strip of Parks Department land, located beside the former home of Irreplaceable Artifacts, is starting to show evidence of the change. […]