i’ve lived in this neighborhood for over 12 years now and like every New Yorker, i’ve been sad to see favorite places come and go. but this one hurts extra hard.
the elizabeth st garden is very much in danger of being torn down to make way for yet another luxury development. first it was the playground on spring st, then it was the grocery store. then it was the beloved @mcnallyjackson bookstore around the corner, which is set to close next june. the mall-ification of manhattan is very real.
if there’s a small chance of saving this vital piece of green space, i want to do everything I can to help. join me at the protest happening next Sunday October 28 if you feel the same way as I do, or donate if you can (link in their profile)
mural by my favorite, the inspiration, @jr .