Elizabeth Street Garden Press Coverage


Council O.K.’s housing on Eliz. St. Garden as Johnson brokers ‘courtyard deal’ by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, July 4, 2019

A Loud Conflict Over a Serene Sanctuary by Avery Nelson, Medium, July 4, 2019

Plan approved to replace Elizabeth Street Garden with affordable senior housing development by Devin Gannon, 6sqft, June 27, 2019

LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Housing Development Cleared For Controversial Elizabeth Street Garden Site by Jo Corona, Bedford + Bowery, June 27, 2019

OP-ED - Save the Elizabeth Street Garden by Joseph Reiver, New York Daily News, June 26, 2019

Behind the scenes at Little Italy’s Elizabeth Street Garden and Gallery by Devin Gannon, 6sqft, June 26, 2019

Councilwoman Chin’s Open Space Game as Haven Green Goes to City Council Vote Today by Eddie Panta, Bowery Boogie, June 26, 2019

Art Pigeon of Elizabeth Street Garden Stars in Next Season of HBO’s The Deuce by Eddie Panta, Bowery Boogie, June 21, 2019

Urban agriculture plan would close the ‘freshness gap,’ say lawmakers by Caroline Spivack, Crubed NY, June 12, 2019

Elizabeth Street Garden wants state probe into redevelopment plans by Caroline Spivack, Curbed NY, May 28, 2019

Community garden head wants probe of de Blasio, non-profit and Brooklyn Dem by Michael Gartland, New York Daily News, May 26, 2019

War of words at last Elizabeth St. Garden hearing by Sarah Ferguson, The Villager, May 8, 2019

Elizabeth St. Garden Senior Housing Project Heard At City Council by Sydney Pereira, Patch, May 2, 2019

Double-Date with Destiny for Elizabeth Street Garden and SoHo/NoHo Residents by Eddie Panta, Bowery Boogie, May 2, 2019

Neighbors rally to protect open spaces and community gardens in NYC by Greg Mocker, PIX 11, May 1, 2019

Opinion: The False Choice Behind the Elizabeth Garden Housing Scheme by Eddie Panta, City Limits, April 30, 2019

Crucial City Council Hearing on Elizabeth Street Garden, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, April 29, 2019

Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens by Dr. Oliver Sacks, The New York TimesApril 18, 2019

Elizabeth Street Garden Development Nets Unanimous Approval from City Planning Commission, Bowery Boogie, April 12, 2019

New York City Officials Have Voted to Demolish the Art-Filled Elizabeth Street Garden by Sarah Cascone, Artnet News, April 11, 2019

Elizabeth Street Garden redevelopment one step closer to city approval by Caroline Spivack, Curbed NY, April 11, 2019

City Planning Approves Senior Housing At Elizabeth St. Garden by Sydney Pereira, Patch, April 10, 2019

How One NYC Garden is Looking to Preserve Its Green Space in the Concrete Jungle, Cheddar News, April 9, 2019

The Debate Over Elizabeth Street Garden, Little Italy’s Treasure by Emily Dosa, The New School Free Press, March 27, 2019

Let's Expand the Debate Over the Elizabeth Street Garden by Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, March 21, 2019

Community Garden Advocates Sue City Over Development of Senior Citizen Housing by Eden Turner, NBC NY, March 13, 2019

City Holds Hearing On Housing Project At Elizabeth St. Garden by Sydney Pereria, Patch, March 13, 2019

Community Garden Advocates Sue City Over Development of Senior Citizen Housing by Eden Turner, NBC New York March 13, 2019

City’s Plan To Scrap Community Garden For Affordable Housing Sparks Debate, CBS New York, March 8, 2019

New School To Host Elizabeth St. Garden, Affordable Housing Panel by Sydney Pereria, Patch, March 8, 2019

A Lush Urban Garden or Senior Citizen Housing: Which Would You Choose? by Luis Ferré-Sadurní, The New York Times, March 7, 2019

Eliz. Garden groups sue to stop housing project by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, March 6, 2019

Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Sue City To Block Takeover by Elizabeth Kim, Gothamist, March 6, 2019

City Sued In Effort To Protect Elizabeth Street Garden by Sydney Pereria, Patch, March 6, 2019

Lawsuit challenges affordable senior housing in Nolita by Ryan Deffenbaugh, Crain’s New York, March 6, 2019

Lawsuits filed against Elizabeth Street Garden affordable housing project by Caroline Spivack, Curbed NY, March 6, 2019

Senior housing complex at Elizabeth Street Garden site gets borough president approval by Devin Gannon, 6sqft, February 27, 2019

B.P. Brewer approves housing on Eliz. St. Garden by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, February 26, 2019

Editorial: Tech check by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, February 26, 2019

Vinny Vella, Actor and Pulse of Little Italy, Dies at 72 by Eddie Panta, Bowery Boogie, February 22, 2019

21 Can’t-Fail Date Ideas for Art Lovers in New York Ahead of Valentine’s Day by Artnet Magazine, February 6, 2019

Elizabeth Street Gardens: A Classic Double-Cross? by Brian J. Pape, West View News, February 4, 2019

NYC community board votes to save David Bowie's beloved Nolita public garden by Clayton Guse, New York Daily News, January 28, 2019

Elizabeth Street Garden redevelopment shot down by community board by Caroline Spivack, Curbed NY, January 28, 2019

After Six Years of Debates, CB2 Tenders Final Denial of ‘Haven Green’ at Elizabeth Street Garden by Eddie Panta, Bowery Boogie, January 28, 2019

Garden is irreplaceable Letters to The Editor by Felicia Young, The Villager, January 25, 2019

Community Board Votes Tonight On Affordable Housing Project That Would Replace Elizabeth Street Garden by Elizabeth Kim, Gothamist, January 24, 2019

C.B. 2 weighs compromise on Eliz. St. Garden before its final vote by Sarah Ferguson, The Villager, January 21, 2019

What is Margaret Chin thinking? Save the garden! [OP-ED] by Rev. Donna Schaper, The Villager, January 17, 2019

CB2 Holds Final Hearing Tonight on Haven Green’s Controversial Plans for Elizabeth Street Garden by Eddie Panta, Bowery Boogie, January 14, 2019


When a Developer Comes for Your Little Neighborhood Park by Justin Davidson, New York Magazine, Intelligencer, December 31, 2018

City shows Eliz. St. Garden final project plan to C.B. 2 by Sydney Pereira, The Villager, December 13, 2018

Reasons to Love New York. Our favorite New Yorkers share their favorite places across the five boroughs by New York Magazine, The Cut, December 9, 2018

Proposal to replace Elizabeth Street Garden with affordable housing for seniors by Shirley Chan, PIX11, December 5, 2018

Haven Green is Not up for the Challenge in Little Italy [OP-ED] by Bowery Boogie, December 5, 2018

Plan To Turn Elizabeth Street Garden Into Affordable Housing Moves Forward by Carl Boisrond, Gothamist, December 4, 2018

Residents Fight City Over Fate Of SoHo Community Garden by WCBS 880, December 2, 2018

Councilman calls on city to stop destruction of community gardens by Lauren Cook, amNY, November 30, 2018

Harlem Community Garden Fights City To Prevent Displacement by Brendan Krisel, Patch, November 29, 2018

Elizabeth Street Garden, Lower Manhattan treasure and favorite of David Bowie, could soon be gone by Megan Cerullo, New York Daily News, November 23, 2018

Open space vs. affordable housing by Linda Schmidt, Fox 5 NY News, November 22, 2018

City starts ULURP review for Elizabeth Garden housing plan by The Villager, November 22, 2018

Residents fight to save Elizabeth Street Garden from affordable housing plans by Lauren Cook, amNY, November 20, 2018

The 10 Best Places to Travel Alone: Plan Your Solo Trip by TrekBible, November 13, 2018

Summer House Star Carl Radke Starts Campaign to Save Community Garden by OK!, November 8, 2018

Beloved Lower Manhattan Sculpture Garden Defends Itself as City Demands Total Removal by Jasmine Weber, HyperAllergic, October 30, 2018

Elizabeth Street Garden Ralliers to City: ‘Hands Off My Bush’ by Ryan Kraus, Bedford + Bowery, October 29, 2018

City Demands Removal of Statues from Elizabeth Street Garden by Bowery Boogie, October 29, 2018

Fighting for a city for humans — not developers by Lincoln Anderson, October 18, 2018

Scoopy’s Notebook, Week of Oct. 18, 2018 by The Villager, October 17, 2018

WNYC, All Of It with Alison Stewart, October 11, 2018

JR Pastes New Mural at Elizabeth Street Garden by Bowery Boogie, October 11, 2018

'POPS' Goes the Elizabeth Street Garden by Bowery Boogie, September 5, 2018

A Golden Garden Nurtured by Community's Love by Joseph Reiver, The Villager, August 30, 2018

A United Fight to Preserve a Beloved Green Oasis by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, August 30, 2018

Scoopy’s Notebook, Week of June 28, 2018 by The Villager, June 28, 2018

Plan To Raze Elizabeth St. Garden Draws Crowd To Heated Meeting by Caroline Spivack, Patch, June 26, 2018

Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Bury the Hatchet, Ramp up Opposition to Redevelopment by Editor, Bowery Boogie, June 8, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth St. Garden groups unite to sue city by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, June 5, 2018

Scoopy’s Notebook, Jan. 18, 2018 by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, January 18, 2018

A True Win-Win Solution by Joseph Reiver, ESG, January 11, 2018

Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Outline Alternate Future, Lawyer Up by Staff, Bowery Boogie, January 10, 2018

See Renderings of Alternative Plan for NYC’s Elizabeth Street Garden by Susan Xu, Untapped Cities, January 10, 2018

To save Nolita’s Elizabeth Street Garden, a nonprofit wants to take ownership from the city by Devin Gannon, 6 Sqft, January 9, 2018

Elizabeth Street Garden nonprofit proposes taking over site from city by Tanay Warerkar, Curbed NY, January 9, 2018


How This New York City Community Garden Became the Center of Controversy by Elizabeth Fazzar, Architectural Digest, Dec 12, 2017.

Protesters Gather at City Hall to Preserve Elizabeth Street Garden by Sara Merg, NYU Local, Dec 12, 2017

Elected Officials Come out Against Redevelopment of Elizabeth Street Garden as Senior Housing by Elie, Bowery Boogie, December 11, 2017

Elizabeth housing plan unveiled; Garden group set to sue by Lincoln Anderson The Villager, December 8, 2017

City Advances Plans To Locate Affordable Housing In Community Garden NY 1, December 8, 2017

Elizabeth Street Garden will be demolished for 121 affordable apartments for seniors by Tanay Warerkar, Curbed NY, December 8, 2017

City will replace Nolita’s Elizabeth Street Garden with 121 affordable apartments for seniors by Devin Gannon, 6sqft, December 8, 2017

City Moves Forward With Senior Housing Plan at the Elizabeth Street Garden (Updated) The LoDown, December 8, 2017

Project to convert Nolita garden into low-cost housing going forward despite opposition by Jillian Jorgensen, Daily News, December 8, 2017

Elizabeth Street Garden is at Stake in NYC’s Local Election — Again by Sara Merg, NYU Local, November 7, 2017

Letters to The Editor, Week of November 2, 2017, The Villager Comment by Bill Rabinovitch. 

For Want of a Garden, an Election Could Be Lost by Sarah Ferguson, The Village Voice, November 2, 2017.

Inside the Fight to Save Little Italy’s Most Romantic Garden by Eileen Townsend, Vogue, October 23, 2017

Sal Albanese for mayor on Sept. 12 The Villager Editorial, September 9, 2017

De Blasio and Chin come under fire at Bowery town hall The Villager, June 29, 2017

Must try suing to save garden The Villager Editorial, May 4, 2017

De Blasio Grilled by Members of a Manhattan Democratic Club at Candidate Forum NY 1 May 3, 2017

The 15 Best Gardens in New York City FourSquare, April 29, 2017

Seeds of discord? Garden Sprouts a Sue-Ready Group The Villager, April 27, 2017

Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Form Non-Profit Corporation to Fight for its Existence Bowery Boogie, April. 3rd 2017

Garden protest ‘horns’ in on mayor’s workout
by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, Feb. 9, 2017

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden gathered in front of the Prospect Park YMCA yesterday for a ‘wake up campaign’” by Downtown Magazine NYC, Facebook, Feb. 8, 2017

Elizabeth Street Garden Group Protests At Bill De Blasio’s Gym
by Ciara McCarthy, Patch, Feb. 7, 2017

Elizabeth Street Garden Supporters Plan Protest at Mayor’s Gym
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfoFeb. 6, 2017



Elizabeth Gardeners hope alternative sites grow on Chin and de Blasio
by Dennis Lynch, The Villager, Dec. 22, 2016

Hey, Blaz and Chin, please ‘tune’ in!,”
Community News, The Villager, Dec. 8, 2016

Hundreds Protest Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s Refusal to Save the Elizabeth Street Garden
by Holly, Bowery Boogie, Dec. 8, 2016

Gardeners really give it to mayor — an invite
by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, Dec. 1, 2016

No more shell games,”
Editorial, The Villager, Dec. 1, 2016

Scoopy’s Notebook, Week of Dec. 1, 2016,”
The Villager, Dec. 1, 2016

Elizabeth St. Garden Advocates Press Mayor to Make Good on Promise to Visit
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfo, Nov. 23, 2016

Correcting the Record on the Misguided Plan to Develop Elizabeth Street Garden
Op-Ed Response from Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden President Jeannine Kiely and D. Kristin Shea, Gotham Gazette, Oct. 14, 2016

The Village and SoHo Will Get New Parks at Long-Promised Sites, City Says
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfo, Oct. 7, 2016

Protecting Our Open Public Space Must Be A Top Priority
Op-Ed Response from New York City Community Garden Coalition Executive Director Aziz Dehkan, Gotham Gazette, Oct. 7, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: In Elizabeth St. Garden end around, mayor offers West Side park
by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, Updated Oct. 6, 2016

That empty lot is a park!
a Letter to The Editor from Deborah J. Glick, The Villager, Oct. 6, 2016

300 rally to save garden; ‘City pits park vs. housing
by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, Sept. 29, 2016

Brewer digs gardens fest
by Sarah Ferguson, The Villager, Sept. 29, 2016

Gabriel Byrne, Electeds Try to Save Elizabeth St. Garden From New Threat
by Cassidy Dawn Graves, Bedford + Bowery, Sept. 22, 2016

Residents Protest Plans to Turn Elizabeth Street Garden Into Housing Development
by Michael Scotto, NY1, Sept. 22, 2016

Residents rally to save beloved Little Italy garden from development
by Audrey Wachs, The Architects Newspaper, Sept. 21, 2016

Elizabeth Street Garden Threatened Again; Avenue A’s Transformation
by Jenna Marotta, Bedford + Bowery, Sept. 19, 2016

City issues RFP for Elizabeth Street Garden
by Christopher Cameron, The Real Deal, Sept. 18, 2016

Here’s What You Need to Know About Fight Over Elizabeth Street Garden
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfo, Sept. 18, 2016

Elizabeth Street Garden is threatened again with city request for development
by Emily Nonko, Curbed New York, Sept. 16, 2016

City Issues RFP to Bulldoze Elizabeth Street Garden for Affordable Housing Development
by Elie, Bowery Boogie, Sept. 16, 2016

Scoopy’s Notebook, Sept. 15, 2016
The Villager, Sept. 15, 2016

Elizabeth Street Garden Supporters Lash Out at City Request to Develop It
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfo, Sept. 15, 2016

Elizabeth Street Garden Development Bids Requested by the City
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfo, Sept. 14, 2016

Gang green: Candidates vie over enviro issues at forum
by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager, Sept. 8, 2016

‘This is Little Italy’ at the Elizabeth Street Garden, Seen Through the Eyes of Vinny Vella
by Eddie Panta, Bowery Boogie, Sept. 1, 2016

9 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhoods This Weekend
Live Music Sunday listing by DNAinfo Staff, DNAinfo, updated Aug. 11, 2016

12 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhoods This Weekend
Tai Chi Outdoors With the Chinatown Y listing by DNAinfo Staff, DNAinfo, updated Aug. 5, 2016

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Three Chinese Films Screened at Elizabeth Street Garden in NY
by Jane Stone, SinoVision Journal, June 29, 2016

NoLIta: Mixing Hip and Historic
by Aileen Jacobson, The New York Times, June 22, 2016

Kids’ Puppet Show on Disabilities, Bullying Coming to Elizabeth St. Garden
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfo, May 13, 2016

12 enchanting secret gardens in NYC
by Will Pulos, Time Out New York, April 22, 2016

L.M.D.C. denies funds for embattled housing project at Eliz. St. Garden
by Lincoln Anderson,  The Villager, March 24, 2016, update to March 18, 2016, report

Elizabeth Street Garden Backers Cheer as Housing Threat Gets No Funds
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfo, March 21, 2016

Hope Springs at Elizabeth St. Garden, as City Is Denied Construction Funds
by Kavitha Surana, Bedford + Bowery, March 21, 2016

Elizabeth Street Garden is saved, for now
by Christopher Cameron, The Real Deal, March 19, 2016

Elizabeth Street Garden Safe For Now As City’s Request For Funds Is Denied
by Zoe Rosenberg, Curbed New York, March 18, 2016

13 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend
by DNAinfo Staff, DNAinfo, March 17, 2016

City readies to request developers’ proposals for Elizabeth St. Garden
by Albert Amateau, The Villager, Jan. 28, 2016

Community Gardens Imperiled by New York’s Affordable Housing Plans
by Sarah Maslin Nir, The New York Times, Jan. 22, 2016

Despite Public Outcry, City Seeks Proposals for Nolita Garden
by Tanay Warerkar, Curbed New York, Jan. 21, 2016

Elizabeth St. Garden Headed for Demolition by 2018, City Says
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfo, Jan. 21, 2016

City to Unveil Plan to Replace Garden With Affordable Housing for Seniors
by Danielle Tcholakian, DNAinfo, Jan. 19, 2016


The Villager, Scoopy’s Notebook, Week of Dec. 24, 2015

DNAinfo, City Reneges on Promised Public Parks in Greenwich Village, Board Says
by Danielle Tcholakian, Dec. 2, 2015

The Villager, Kids cavort at Elizabeth St. Garden Harvest Fest
Oct. 29, 2015

The Villager, Gallery owner: I created garden to beautify block
by Lincoln Anderson, Oct. 22, 2015

The Villager, Scoopy’s Notebook, Week of Oct. 21, 2015
“If you want to enjoy the Elizabeth St. Garden in full swing, check out its third annual Harvest Fest on Sat., Oct. 24, from noon to 4 p.m.”

The Villager, Ex-parks chief supports saving Eliz. St. Garden
by Lincoln Anderson, Oct. 15, 2015

The Villager, Squadron comes out against housing on Elizabeth St. Garden
by Lincoln Anderson, Oct. 1, 2015

The Villager, Code Green! C.B. 2 makes emergency plea to save Eliz. St. Garden
by Lincoln Anderson, Oct. 1, 2015

Curbed New York, Board Protests Affordable Housing at Elizabeth Street Garden
by Zoe Rosenberg, Sept. 28, 2015

DNAinfo, City’s Stance on Elizabeth Street Garden Will Jeopardize Pier 40, CB2 Says
by Danielle Tcholakian, Sept. 28, 2015

The Villager, Gardens cultivate our livability and community
Editorial, Sept. 24, 2015

The Villager, A hard row to hoe: Garden or housing at Little Italy lot?
by Lincoln Anderson, Sept. 24, 2015

The New York Times, Tumult in a Manhattan Oasis Over an Affordable Housing Plan
by David W. Dunlap, Sept. 23, 2015
“Is it too much to hope that a city of limitless imagination can do better than force an either-or choice between desperately needed housing and imaginative open space?”

DNAinfo, Local Seniors Want Affordable Housing Over Elizabeth Street Garden
by Danielle Tcholakian, Sept. 23, 2015

The Villager, Scoopy, Week of Sept. 17, 2015

amNewYORK, Elizabeth Street Garden supporters battle to save Manhattan oasis
by Sheila Anne Feeney, Sept. 16, 2015

Downtown Express, City & Chin resist push to save garden by moving affordable housing
by Lincoln Anderson, Sept. 16, 2015

The Villager, Garden advocates hoping to nip housing plan in bud
by Lincoln Anderson, Sept. 10, 2015

Curbed New York, Elizabeth Street Garden May Soon Become Affordable Housing
by Amy Plitt, Aug. 25, 2015

DNAinfo, “City Moving Forward With Affordable Housing at Elizabeth Street Garden” by Danielle Tcholakian,  Aug. 24, 2015

DNAinfo, 13 Things to Do in Manhattan Neighborhoods This Weekend
by DNAinfo Staff, July 9, 2015

DNAinfo, 16 Things To Do This Week in New York City’s Neighborhoods
by DNAinfo Staff, June 28, 2015

Curbed New York, Discover 30 of New York City’s Best Secret Gardens
by Evan Bindelglass, June 26, 2015

The Villager, Feting volunteers, planting the seed of an idea
by Lincoln Anderson, June 4, 2015
“On Saturday, the Elizabeth St. Garden celebrated its volunteers on the second anniversary of the effort that has brought the all volunteer-run Little Italy garden to life as a thriving community space.”

DNAinfo,  14 Things to Do in Manhattan Neighborhoods This Weekend
by DNAinfo Staff, May 29, 2015

The Villager, Win-win solution found for Elizabeth St. Garden
by Lincoln Anderson, May 28, 2015
“Community Board 2 has identified an alternative site for affordable housing project that could save the Elizabeth St. Garden. …

“Meanwhile, after finding out two years ago that the Elizabeth St. Garden, located between Prince and Spring Sts., was in fact city-owned land — albeit privately leased — community residents in open-space-starved Little Italy have embraced it wholeheartedly and have been waging an all-out struggle to save it and get it designated an official New York City park.”



The Villager, Harvest Fest was ‘sow’ great!
Oct. 30, 2014
“The Elizabeth St. Garden’s Second Annual Harvest Fest on Saturday featured arts and crafts, costumes, healthy food and lots of enjoyment of one of Downtown’s very rare open spaces.”

DNAinfo, Bring Costumes and Jack-o-Lanterns to Elizabeth Street Garden on Saturday
by Danielle Tcholakian , Oct. 23, 2014
“The Elizabeth Street Garden is welcoming New Yorkers of all ages on Saturday for its second annual Harvest Festival.”

The Villager, “Elizabeth St. garden is a rare slice of green paradise in the city”
by Rosa Kim and Lincoln Anderson, Aug. 7, 2014
“Since last summer, the space has become a neighborhood backyard. A group of residents, after discovering that the space was city-owned land, worked together to create what they say is the only open, green space in the neighborhood — which some call Nolita, but longtimers will never call anything other than Little Italy.”

SinoVision, “New York Lounge”
Hosted by Lin Tan, Aug. 6, 2014
Garden Volunteers Mian Fan and Yue Guan are interviewed by Lin Tan, chief anchor and host of “New York Lounge” for SinoVision, one of the largest and most influential Chinese media outlets in North America.

The New York Times
Dance Review, 
“A Space That’s Fully Inhabited Can Make Little Seem Big Enough”
by Siobhan Burke, July 14, 2014
“As the final World Cup match began on Sunday, so did an event of much tinier proportions. Tucked away on a quiet block in SoHo, around the corner from roaring crowds at neighborhood bars, the picturesque Elizabeth Street Garden hosted “Small Stages,” a dance piece by Ellen Cornfield for five performers, a few chairs and, most diminutively, a square platform measuring six feet on each side.”

Curbed New York, “Escape the City at 29 of New York’s Awesome Hidden Parks”
by Zoe Rosenberg, July 14, 2014
“Although New York is often thought of for its extensive development, it is also home to some 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreation areas spread over the five boroughs.”

NY1, “Elizabeth Street Garden Targeted for Affordable Housing”
by Jon Weinstein, June 25, 2014
“The future of a city-owned plot of land in Little Italy is up for debate….”

Downtown Express,“Room for gardens as well as affordable housing Downtown”Editorial, Feb. 27, 2014
“Housing and open space are essential commodities. In New York City, especially, both can be extremely hard to come by — especially affordable housing.

“What’s going on right now in Community Board 2 is very encouraging on both fronts.”

Bowery Boogie, CB2 Endorses Permanent Preservation of the Elizabeth Street Garden
by Elie, Feb. 14, 2014

Bowery Boogie, One Final Hearing for the Threatened Elizabeth Street Garden
by Elie, Jan. 23, 2014



amNewYork, “City Living: SoHo is so much more than a retail district”
by Lisa Fraser, Nov. 20, 2013
“This isn’t the SoHo of the ’70s and ’80s, but a new generation is coming in and continuing this activism,” he [Sean Sweeney] said. For example, long-time and new residents are fighting to keep open the green space that is nearest to SoHo, the Elizabeth Street Garden at 209 Elizabeth St., and stop it from being developed into affordable housing units.”

The Villager, “Monumental battle in Nolita over fate of garden site”
by Gerard Flynn, Nov. 7, 2013
“Land use issues at community board meetings can generate strong feelings, and a special public hearing held by Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee Monday evening was no exception.”

New York Post, “Little Italy fights to save Elizabeth St. Garden from affordable housing”
by Susan Edelman, Nov. 3, 2013
“Little Italy residents are fighting to save a rare oasis of grass, flowers, trees, ornate benches and statues slated to be bulldozed for housing.”

Our Town Downtown, “Elizabeth Street’s Secret Garden”
by Caroline Anderson, Oct. 29, 2013
“Few people dispute that the city needs more affordable housing. But some residents say that the Elizabeth Street Garden provides another much-needed resource: open green space.”

New York Magazine, “The Neighborhood News”
Oct. 27, 2013
“Residents petitioned to save the Elizabeth Street sculpture garden, which is being considered as a location for new affordable housing units.”

Bowery Boogie, Elizabeth Street Garden Threatened; Considered for SPURA ‘Affordable Housing’”
by Elie , Oct. 23, 2013

New York Post, “Sightings…”
by Page Six Team, Oct. 21, 2013
“Kelly Ripa at the Elizabeth Street Garden Harvest Festival to support the Elizabeth Street Garden”

Untapped Cities, “Street Art Hotspot: JR at the Elizabeth Street Garden in Nolita”
by Michelle Young, Oct. 9, 2013
“Like the ephemeral nature of street art, the garden itself is in danger of disappearing.”