A section of Broadway in the Garment District has once again been transformed into an urban garden for the summer.
The area between 37th Street and 38th Street along Broadway has been closed off to create a pedestrian plaza with a beautiful street mural by the Ecuadorian artist Carla Torres. The 180-foot-long mural, called Nymph Pond, is inspired by the Galápagos Island’s “Nymph Pond,” according to amNY, and was commissioned for this special project by NYC DOT Art.
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The Urban Garden is open to all pedestrians and cyclists through August 31 and will feature all sorts of summer programs (like yoga in the plaza) in addition to cafe tables and chairs for lounging, turf area, and free lemonade every Wednesday.
During the unveiling of the space this week, it was also announced that $20 million will go toward creating a permanent public space in this area.
Also published on Medium.