Posts Tagged ‘community gardens’

Direct Action Fashion Show Promotes Spectacle and Going Green

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Oyster shell dresses and green grass suits raise awareness of the city’s community gardens Michael Leete, who works at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) in Alphabet City, showed up for last weekend’s “anti-fashion” show dressed as a sparkly orange tree. Leete, 28, and fellow acts were decked out head-to-toe in all recycled and [&hellip
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Following the Garden Path in the East Village

Written by Melissa Berman on . Posted in Breaking News

In the 1970s, when an economic crisis saw the city—especially less affluent neighborhoods like the East Village—falling apart, something beautiful began popping up amidst the vacant lots and demolition sites. It was in this time that the seeds were planted, literally, for a community garden movement that today boasts 39 plots of varying sizes throughout [&hellip
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