The Garden of Eden
Posted September 22, 2015 at 5:12 am
Legendary guerrilla gardener Adam Purple died last week of a heart attack while biking across the Williamsburg Bridge. He was 84. Locals have since organized a memorial service for Mr. Purple, planned for Saturday evening (September 26) in Alphabet City. It’ll be held at the LaPlaza Cultural Community Garden at Avenue C and East 9th Street, […]
Posted October 13, 2014 at 6:05 am
Photographer Daniel Root chronicled the East Village of New York City in 1984. Today, he takes his archival work to the streets for a comparison to their current state. As part of the history project (and website), Root frames 30-year-old photos and posts at current sites, then “rephotographs the whole thing.” What began as an […]
Last modified January 22, 2011 at 11:09 am
On January 8, 1986, the massive Garden of Eden “earthwork” was bulldozed by the city to make way for federally funded housing.