Photo by myself at 9th Street and Avenue C.
La Plaza Cultural is a community garden and open air performance space in Alphabet City. It's been there since 1976, when this neighborhood was very, very sketchy.
This is just one of many community gardens in this neighborhood. Some are tiny, others substantial, with seating and shady areas.
Members pay a $25 annual fee to share garden plots. Easter Egg hunts, birthday parties, weddings and performances are held here during the nice months.
If you're a tin can or an odd whirlygig in this area, beware! You might just end up on top of this fence.
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