Albert’s Garden

16-18 East 2nd Street
between the Bowery and Second Avenue

Albert’s Garden

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The pleasure of entering this understated shady quiet respite starts with viewing a large, beautiful painting of a bird on the wall of the adjoining tenement painted just to the right of the entrance. The back wall is original stone that predates the wall’s use by the adjoining New York Marble Cemetery, the City’s first secular, non-sectarian burial ground founded in 1831 – the novel premise being that prominent people were to have the option of marble vaults and could avoid being buried in hallowed ground associated with a church cemetery . In between are shaded paths, little nooks to sit in, quietly planted trees, flowers and shrubs are tastefully designed to provide privacy for the different garden areas. The Manhattan Land Trust helps manage Albert's Garden along with local volunteers and it was one of the gardens saved from auction by the Trust for Public Land in 1999.


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Bird painting on wall of Albert's Garden, photo by Elissa Sampson


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