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Liz Christy Garden Reopens in Avalon's Shadow

Two years after it closed to the public due to safety concerns while Avalon Chrystie Place II, aka Avalon Bowery, rose on East 1st Street, the city's oldest community garden, the Liz Christy Garden on East Houston and Bowery, has reemerged miraculously from the surrounding rubble. Per a press release sent our way by the garden's managers: "The garden has now reopened to the public with many new enhancements including a new garden shed purchased with funding from Councilman Alan Gerson and a new fence and gates donated by Avalonbay Communities. In addition, onsite water and power is also being donated by AvalonBay." Not bad at all for a garden whose very existence looked threatened for awhile.

· Liz Christy Garden on East Houston Threatened [Curbed]
· Wrecking Machines 1, Old Buildings 0 [Curbed]