Bob, Our Hero

Our own Bob Humber was honored tonight at a ceremony at University Settlement as a Lower East Side Community Hero. Each year 5 people receive this award, organized by FABnyc & Downtown Art. Friends and gardeners were there to cheer him on and wish him well on the day after his birthday. Congratulations Bob!

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Lower Eastside 1934

From The Gothamist, this film of the neighborhood, with sound, from 1934. Could this scene be a shot of SDP Park before they excavated?

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Earth Day Crowds in the Garden

On a beautiful spring Sunday, we celebrated Earth Day with families, kids, couples and friends. Thanks to Jenifer for the kids’ activities and these photos. (Click a thumbnail to open slideshow)

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Earth Day for Kids


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Turtle Medicine Part II

This Saturday, the turtle crew will be conducting the second treatment of our turtles for whatever the bug was that infected one of our large female Cooters. She’s back in the pond now and doing better. But doctor’s orders are that we dose all the turtles again with the medication he provided. The pond will

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Tree Map from Emma Lazarus Students and The Hort

Students from Emma Lazarus High School, with the Horticultural Society of New York, have researched and produced this beautiful brochure as part of a project supported by Council Member Chin’s Parks Equity Initiative award. The brochure features tree identifications completed by the students together with their testimonials. The students watered, weeded, mulched, and measured the

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