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Two blocks of Broadway have been transformed into an urban garden

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Rebecca Fontana

Summertime in New York means outdoor art and greenery, and now you can find both in the Garment District.

On Thursday, June 7, two blocks of Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets were transformed into an urban garden. The streets are closed to traffic and have been covered with a 400-foot mural by artists artists Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme. Last year’s artwork was the intertwining “Sew and Sew,” and this year, there are sprawling green vines reaching up toward Times Square

Titled “Ararauna,” the walkway is part of the Garment District Urban Garden, which also includes free fitness classes and an upcoming food market. The fitness classes include yoga, Pilates and a boy bandthemed workout, and the sessions run from June 13 to July 25. 

The UrbanSpace food market is open from 11am to 8pm, now through July 13, and it’s found on Broadway between 40th and 41st Streets. Offerings include Bao By Kaya, Chick’NCone, Domo Taco and Melt Ice Cream Sandwiches. There’s outdoor seating in the Urban Garden, as well. 

Oh, and while you’re in the Garment District, make sure to check out the new “embryonic” sculptures there, as well. Those are found a little farther south, between 36th and 39th Streets. 


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