Bike info in the Rivington Playground, Parks Department fixes wooden benches, Ohio Women’s organization in Elizabeth Hubbard Garden

Thanks to Transportation Alternatives Ollie and company for handing out bike information in appropriate languages! And for blowing gigantic bubbles!

Thank you Park’s Department staff for fixing wooden benches in the M’Finda Garden.

And thank you to the Ohio Women’s Group that helped out in the Elizabeth Hubbard Memorial Garden and the M’Finda Kalunga Garden […]

Adam Purple memorial tomorrow Saturday September 26th – 4pm to 8pm

From the Lo-Dowon

Join in remembering Adam Purple, legendary environmentalist at La Plaza community garden on Saturday, September 26th from 4pm-8pm. People are invited to speak and briefly share their memories of the famed gardens godfather of the Lower East Side and his legendary eARThWORK, ‘The Garden of Eden.’ Everyone is encouraged to […]

Two Events this Fall!

Voter Registration with Chinese Progressive Association!

Did you know that National Voter Registration Day was this past week? Interested in voting in next year’s Presidential elections? The Chinese Progressive Association invites you to learn more and register to vote this Saturday! When: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:00pm-4:00pm Where: M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden (inside […]

Adam Purple and The Garden of Eden – RIP Adam Purple

Adam Purple and The Garden of Eden

Adam Purple was a gardener on Forsyth Street when it was very rough here. I lived on Forsyth from 1978 to 1990 so I do remember it well.

He built, out of love and sweat, one of the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen. […]

Birding in Sara Roosevelt Park, M’Finda Kalunga Garden: American Redstart

Seen in M’Finda Kalunga: female American Redstart!

American Redstarts are common fall migrants across much of the East, and are often found in big numbers on good migration days.

Fall migration starts earlier than most people realize, with many shorebirds on the move by late June, and the first landbirds heading south soon […]

CB3 Budget Priority Hearing – Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30pm Location: 59 East 4th Street (btwn 2nd Ave & Bowery)

This is what helps a Community Board decide what Park projects get funded.

And our park needs a lot of help (you’ve been letting us know!). Now is your chance to be heard.

Please come to support this park’s budget priorities – add yours!

Capital Projects:

-Stanton Building bathrooms renovated […]

New Yorkers for a Human-Scaled City

From The Tribeca Trust regarding the effect of tall buildings and their shadows on our public parks.

And Community Board 5 Sunshine Task Force report – on the effects of overbuilding on Central Park.


We urge the City Council to amend (and urge Manhattan Borough […]

Ribbon Cutting in Sara Roosevelt Park: Council Member Chin, Commissioner Silver, and Senator Daniel Squadron

For more information check out the Lo-Down

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Vigil for Peace and Diplomacy Tomorrow night: M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden

Host: Jane B.

Where: M’Finda Kalunga Garden (in Manhattan)

When: Thursday, Sep. 10, at 6:00 p.m.

Candles will be lit for peace: “No war with Iran.”

Tenement Museum staffers in GreenThumb Forsyth Garden Conservancy and Thank you to Chyna (intern in M’Finda Kalunga)

Thanks Chyna for the help this summer!

Thanks to the Tenement Museum staffers ‘Garden Club’ tending the Forsyth Garden Conservancy GreenThumb Garden.

And thanks to Terese Flores and Mike Bifulco of Parks for all the help!

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