6th and B Garden

East 6th St
corner of Avenue B

6th and B Garden

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Enter another small piece of paradise, or rather a large piece since the 6th and B Garden located on the corner of East 6th and Avenue B, is also a very large lot. Much of this garden is composed of individual plots including some from the school across the street, so vegetables and herbs are grown in beds filled with composted soil as well as flowers. Due to the dangers of lead from the Lower East Side’s razed buildings, anything grown as food must use raised plots with soil from elsewhere. There are large communal areas including a stage, a barbecue area, a gazebo, a pond, a shady grape arbor next to a large playground area, etc.. Until recently the garden was also known for the large paper mache decorated sculpture created by the late Eddie Boros; it was not unusual to see busloads of Japanese tourists taking pictures of this piece of folk art that has subsequently been torn down by the city. Its extensive community programming reaps superlatives with typical events including day-time and night programs such as plays, Indian raga performances, movies, yoga classes, composting classes, cabarets, etc., etc.


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Eddie Boros Sculpture

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6 B Eddie Boros sculpture (torn down by city in 2008 after his death) at 6th and B Garden. Photo by Elissa Sampson


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