Friday, July 26, 2019

The new fence at La Plaza is officially complete

It's official: The new fence is complete at La Plaza Cultural on Avenue C and Ninth Street...

The community garden/green space has been closed to the public since the spring for the fence work.

An official grand reopening will be announced soon.

The previous chain-link fence was sagging in spots and in need of repair. Winter Flowers, handmade sculptures from discarded materials that Rolando Politi started creating in 2000, lined the top of the fence. The collection had grown to nearly 250. Not sure if any of those might return.

[Photo from September 2018]

Meanwhile, La Plaza volunteers will be holding onsite member registration, orientation and dues payment from 1-4 on Saturday and Sunday if you're interested in being part of the garden.

Previously on EV Grieve:
A fall day to remove the Winter Flowers from La Plaza Cultural

A wake for the last willow trees at La Plaza Cultural


Anonymous said...

Looks great! I look forward to having this garden open again.

Anonymous said...

Open the garden already and bring back the sculptures!

Anonymous said...

Nicely done wonder when the garden across Ave C will get a similar treatment?

Anonymous said...

Please bring back the sculptures. This parks department leaning so hard don the gardens is going to make everything soooo generic if we don't speak up.

Anonymous said...


Jared the NYC Tour Guide said...

I miss Winter Flowers and the willows, both local symbols.