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

 

2016

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

Soho洋气仙气感爆棚的花园 居然在放《饮食男女》露天电影
2016-07-08 吴佳俊 小石 美国中文网

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

 


2015

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

Bowery Boogie, Let’s Find the Political Will to Save Elizabeth Street Garden and Build More Housing in CB2 [OP-ED]
by Emily Hellstrom and Jeannine Kiely, Nov. 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.”

 

 

2014

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

 

 

2013

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.”