Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Geraniums at Bowling Green Park

Hot summer days at Bowling Green Park.
The geraniums are always planted in the heat of the summer, 
their bright red color and a beautiful contrast to the 
green of the trees and plantings.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

This was drawn back when the NYSE was adorned with the 
American Flag after September 11th.  The flag was being re- mounted 
after the holiday flag lights were taken down in January.
Thought it was a nice Independence Day image, especially since
lower Manhattan was where the earliest settlers lived and our 
founding fathers walked the streets.

Knee High by the 4th of July~ The Battery Urban Garden

The Battery Urban Garden 
I grew up in upstate NY and my mother was from a rural part of Nebraska. A well known saying by the farmers I knew, was that the fields of corn were " knee high by the 4th of July".  If that was the case there would be a good crop. 
Not that I noticed any corn stalks at the Urban Garden, though there may be some now, this is a place
where rural meets city in Manhattan.
Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

JULY 1st ~ New Day for Community Board One


The local Community Board One has a new administration and their terms start today. All new folks who I am sure will do a great job for the community: Catherine Hughes Chairperson, Anthony Notaro Vice Chairperson, John Fratta Treasurer, Adam Malitz Secretary, and Dennis Gault Asst Secretary.
Pictured above is Catherine Hughes, who chaired the WTC Committee and advocated for the community on many issues, including the Zadroga Bill, which included hundreds of visits to Washington DC to lobby on behalf of the community. 
youtube link on Zadroga Bill 

This image above is of the former Community Board Chair Julie Menin. It was drawn during a meeting where the fate of the Fulton Street Transit Center was unclear in 2009. Now it is on schedule to be completed by 2014.
story link

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The impressive Liberty Community Garden in Battery Park City.
Residents grow flowers, herbs (like
mint) and even vegetables, I spotted some radishes a  few weeks ago.
The iris and the roses have also been blooming lately.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Battery Park City Esplanade, bikes will be out and about, for this wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This is Warrie Price and the wonderful Urban Garden.
Schools, local biz, and residents grow  vegetables and
flowers in this community garden in Battery Park.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This is the Gardens of Remembrance in Battery Park 
Battery Park has some gorgeous plantings and flowers

Welcome to Drawn Downtown

Below is some work for the Manhattan Youth Art Auction 
The theme of the show was our public and community gardens.
This is the Hot Garden in Battery Park City

Below is the World Trade Sphere that survived the attacks during 9/11
it sits in the midst of the Hope Garden

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