Information about this lot
Why is this lot here?
We posted this lot because:
This lot is part of the Upper Park Avenue urban renewal plan.
LYDIA’S MAGIC GARDEN
Lydia’s Magic Garden (LMG), (formerly The Magic Garden) is an East Harlem garden established in 1991 by Lydia Roman. Tired of seeing her community with empty lots of garbage, Roman decided to make a difference by building beautiful gardens. Since the Mid 80’s Lydia has created three lovely gardens that beautify Spanish Harlem. Lydia’s gardens produced organic cabbage, tomatoes, fresh mint, peppers and eggplant, in the summer. Roses, lilies, sunflowers and many other plant life grew plentifully, adding color to the neighborhood. There were two casitas (small houses) for members of the community to relax and enjoy the lovely view. A mural of Puerto Rico’s flag, el Coqui and El Morro’s castle adds a stunning feel to this urban paradise. Kids from local schools visit Lydia’s garden to learn about planting flowers and vegetables.
Due to development, the garden was downsized in 2012. Renovations of Lydia’s Magic Garden were completed at the end of 2014, and it’s members will begin restructuring the garden in the spring of 2015.
For news and updates follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lydiasmagicgarden
This garden is meant to be transferred to Parks. See http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/cpc/090504.pdf