Friday, April 7, 2017
Back in October, local elected officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the Carmen Pabon Garden — named for the longtime LES activist and community gardner — on Avenue C between Eighth Street and Seventh Street. (Carmen died last fall at age 94.)
While it appeared that someone had been tending to the space ... there hadn't been any notice about the space being open to the public...
However, sometime last week, a sign arrived noted that the garden is now open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. (weather permitting) ...
DNAinfo reported last fall that local architect Paul Castrucci designed the garden, which features Magnolia and Pink Dogwood trees, cherry laurel and holly shrubs.
Eastville Gardens, the apartment complex whose official address is 342 E. Eighth St., is on the site once occupied by El Jardin de la Esperanza. The 22-year-old garden was bulldozed in February 2000 to make way for the new development via Donald Capoccia of BFC Partners. (You can read more background here.)
[File photo via Dave on 7th]