East Village Community Gardens   Green sanctuaries in the dense East Village neighbourhood in New York City offer music, films, performances and space to relax to New Yorkers and visitors. Nestled among apartment buildings they're seen as valuable property by developers looking to put up another condominium building in this rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood. But they continue to fight for their survival.  Le Petit Versailles garden occupies one plot between two apartment buildings on E Houston street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado lays in a hammock in De Colores Community Yard Garden on E 8th street in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     
 Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado lays in a hammock and reads in De Colores Community Yard Garden on E 8th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 Stefani Mar weeds the vegetable beads at El Sol Brillante Jr Garden on E 12th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 El Sol Brillante community garden on E 12th street in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     
 Todd McCraw checks one of the two beehives he keeps at El Sol Brillante Jr Garden on E 12th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 Mural in La Plaza Cultural on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     
 Visitors at La Plaza Cultural on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 Decorative swans in Earth People Community Garden on E 8th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 Peter Cramer (right) and Jack Waters, founders of Le Petit Versailles garden on E Houston street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 Mirror and plants at 9th Street Community Garden Plaza on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     
 Marta Montanez works in her garden in 9th Street Community Garden Plaza on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.   
       
     
 Marta Montanez stands in her garden in 9th Street Community Garden Plaza on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     
 Ahamed Bangoura, participant in Summer Youth Employment Programat and Calvin Liu, intern with LUNGS, work at De Colores Community Yard & Garden on E 8th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 La Plaza Cultural on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     
 Meeting of members of the garden at De Colores Community Yard & Garden on 8th street in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     
 Spectators wait for the screening of a movie during annual MORUS film fest at Orchard Alley garden on E 4th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 Swiis musicians Nuevo Amanecer (Regula Kuffer on flute, Nick Perrin on flamenco guitar) perform at Le Petit Versailles garden on E Houston street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
 People dance and listen to the music by Peace Now Department during Blue Moon Festival at El Jardin del Paraiso on E 4th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     
  East Village Community Gardens   Green sanctuaries in the dense East Village neighbourhood in New York City offer music, films, performances and space to relax to New Yorkers and visitors. Nestled among apartment buildings they're seen as valuable property by developers looking to put up another condominium building in this rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood. But they continue to fight for their survival.  Le Petit Versailles garden occupies one plot between two apartment buildings on E Houston street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

East Village Community Gardens

Green sanctuaries in the dense East Village neighbourhood in New York City offer music, films, performances and space to relax to New Yorkers and visitors. Nestled among apartment buildings they're seen as valuable property by developers looking to put up another condominium building in this rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood. But they continue to fight for their survival.

Le Petit Versailles garden occupies one plot between two apartment buildings on E Houston street in East Village, NYC.

 Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado lays in a hammock in De Colores Community Yard Garden on E 8th street in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     

Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado lays in a hammock in De Colores Community Yard Garden on E 8th street in East Village, New York, USA.

 Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado lays in a hammock and reads in De Colores Community Yard Garden on E 8th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

Elizabeth Ruf-Maldonado lays in a hammock and reads in De Colores Community Yard Garden on E 8th street in East Village, NYC.

 Stefani Mar weeds the vegetable beads at El Sol Brillante Jr Garden on E 12th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

Stefani Mar weeds the vegetable beads at El Sol Brillante Jr Garden on E 12th street in East Village, NYC.

 El Sol Brillante community garden on E 12th street in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     

El Sol Brillante community garden on E 12th street in East Village, New York, USA.

 Todd McCraw checks one of the two beehives he keeps at El Sol Brillante Jr Garden on E 12th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

Todd McCraw checks one of the two beehives he keeps at El Sol Brillante Jr Garden on E 12th street in East Village, NYC.

 Mural in La Plaza Cultural on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     

Mural in La Plaza Cultural on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.

 Visitors at La Plaza Cultural on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, NYC.
       
     

Visitors at La Plaza Cultural on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, NYC.

 Decorative swans in Earth People Community Garden on E 8th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

Decorative swans in Earth People Community Garden on E 8th street in East Village, NYC.

 Peter Cramer (right) and Jack Waters, founders of Le Petit Versailles garden on E Houston street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

Peter Cramer (right) and Jack Waters, founders of Le Petit Versailles garden on E Houston street in East Village, NYC.

 Mirror and plants at 9th Street Community Garden Plaza on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     

Mirror and plants at 9th Street Community Garden Plaza on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.

 Marta Montanez works in her garden in 9th Street Community Garden Plaza on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.   
       
     

Marta Montanez works in her garden in 9th Street Community Garden Plaza on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.

 

 Marta Montanez stands in her garden in 9th Street Community Garden Plaza on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     

Marta Montanez stands in her garden in 9th Street Community Garden Plaza on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.

 Ahamed Bangoura, participant in Summer Youth Employment Programat and Calvin Liu, intern with LUNGS, work at De Colores Community Yard & Garden on E 8th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

Ahamed Bangoura, participant in Summer Youth Employment Programat and Calvin Liu, intern with LUNGS, work at De Colores Community Yard & Garden on E 8th street in East Village, NYC.

 La Plaza Cultural on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     

La Plaza Cultural on 9th street and Avenue C in East Village, New York, USA.

 Meeting of members of the garden at De Colores Community Yard & Garden on 8th street in East Village, New York, USA.
       
     

Meeting of members of the garden at De Colores Community Yard & Garden on 8th street in East Village, New York, USA.

 Spectators wait for the screening of a movie during annual MORUS film fest at Orchard Alley garden on E 4th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

Spectators wait for the screening of a movie during annual MORUS film fest at Orchard Alley garden on E 4th street in East Village, NYC.

 Swiis musicians Nuevo Amanecer (Regula Kuffer on flute, Nick Perrin on flamenco guitar) perform at Le Petit Versailles garden on E Houston street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

Swiis musicians Nuevo Amanecer (Regula Kuffer on flute, Nick Perrin on flamenco guitar) perform at Le Petit Versailles garden on E Houston street in East Village, NYC.

 People dance and listen to the music by Peace Now Department during Blue Moon Festival at El Jardin del Paraiso on E 4th street in East Village, NYC.
       
     

People dance and listen to the music by Peace Now Department during Blue Moon Festival at El Jardin del Paraiso on E 4th street in East Village, NYC.