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One area of Manhattan has more community gardens than any other part of NYC. It’s a neighborhood called Alphabet City, near the Lower East Side. Between Houston Street and East 14th Street, you’ll find Avenue A, B, C, and D, thus the name Alphabet City.

This small area has more than thirty community gardens, some just tiny plots of land, others with more room to sit or walk around. They are lovingly tended to by community residents, and each one has a different feeling to it.

While wandering around, I found myself in front of a beautiful wrought-iron fence, with various shapes and animals. It was the entrance to one of the gardens, “El Sol Brillante”, on East 12th Street. The fence was designed by artist Julie Dermansky, and is a cherished part of the block. This particular garden is a bit larger than others, with various flowers, vegetables, herbs, and several kinds of fruit trees. There is a large concentration of residents from Puerto Rico in this neighborhood, so it's not unusual for this garden to have a Spanish name.

Seeing these beautiful shadows created by the gate, I automatically pointed my camera downward once again. :-)

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1663 W: 266 N: 2895] (11128)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2018-03-19
  • Categories: Arquitectura, Arte
  • Exposição: f/3.1, 1/333 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2018-04-08 14:21
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Points: 32
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