The High Line; Manhattan’s Garden Park

April 7, 2014

High Line CU Mixed Border Steven SeveringhausA perennial combination along the walking path of the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.

Unlike Central Park or Prospect Park, the High Line has no swaths of grass, no baseball fields, no pond. In contrast to most urban parks, … Read More…

Oil Drum Upcycled Into Outdoor Public Bench

June 21, 2012

For Perches and Pews, a student competition to design public benches for the London Architecture Festival 2012, designer Robert Johnson recycled an old oil drum into a rotating outdoor bench. To keep the seat steady when not in use,

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The High Line’s French Ancestor: La Promenade Plantée

September 23, 2011


The view looking down into the park from the entrance above.

The model for its contemporary American cousin, The High Line, Paris’s Promenade Plantée, also known as the Coulée Verte (or “Flowing Green”), was the world’s first and only elevated park Read More…

How to Grow an Historic Urban Garden

September 27, 2010


Photo by Nancy Moon

When everything above 14th Street in Manhattan was considered “the country,” fashionable folks from the city headed up to 61st Street by stagecoach or steamboat to the Mount Vernon Hotel where they spent the day sipping … Read More…

Dutch Artists Plant Public Mobile Vertical Gardens

June 20, 2010

A group of Dutch artists have made Amsterdam a little greener with the launch in March of the Mobile Gardens, an initiative to promote vertical gardening with citizens of Amsterdam New West.

The mobile garden project, created by artists Jair Read More…

Bridge, Tunnel, and Hidden Urban Gardens

April 17, 2010

Home to several lesser known urban gardens that are wonderful destinations for some quiet respite from the concrete jungle, Staten Island, one of New York City’s five boroughs, was mostly farmland until the 1960s when the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was built.

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Park Yourself by the Brooklyn Bridge

February 26, 2010

I’m looking forward to this spring, when a portion of the future 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 is scheduled to open, followed by Pier 1 scheduled to open this winter, with the entire project expected to be completed Read More…

Bilbao Competition Plants 27 Urban Gardens

October 9, 2009

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First place winner, Cacticity, by Anouk Vogel, at the Museao de Belles Artes in Plaza Chillida

In BilbaoJardín, the city of Bilbao, Spain has converted itself into a singular and compelling urban garden exhibition.

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