An affordable housing project may be getting built on uber-luxurified Elizabeth Street. However, its construction could mean the demolition of the Elizabeth Street Garden. Neighbors have been fighting to protect this space--with a Friends of the Elizabeth Street Garden website that provides all the details and info on action you can take.
Now actor Gabriel Byrne offers his support in a new video by Simon J. Heath.
Byrne has a place on Elizabeth--he bought a $3 million condo at the newly constructed 211 Elizabeth in 2010.
garden has been here since 1991. It's the place where the
Elizabeth Street Gallery keeps its sculptures--antique angels, lions,
gargoyles. Locked for many years, it opened to the public some time ago,
after the gallery took over the space long occupied by La Rosa & Sons
Bakery, back when "Nolita" was still considered Little Italy.
Watch the video here, in which Byrne quotes W.B. Yeats:
You can weigh in on the issue at the LMDC Hearing this Thursday, Sept. 17, 4:30 – 7 p.m., at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Fiterman Hall, 245 Greenwich St., 13th Floor.