Volunteers from around the East Village maintain this lush urban garden. Take to the red walking path and take in the bathing birds, verdant trees and fresh growing berries.
Between Avenues A and B, the garden is used as a community backyard for anyone who needs a little solace to relax, read, work or enjoy a snack. It's completely run by volunteers and open to everyone.
There are chairs, benches and tables throughout if you want to stay awhile, and a trail that runs from one end to the other.
When a tenement building burned down on the plot of land in the 1970s, the community got together to create the garden, which opened in 1978.
It's now open from 1-2pm Mondays-Fridays, and from 1-4pm on weekends, from April through October.