Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Puerto Rico Sun recently visited NYC's Loisaida. This shot was taken at Plaza Cultural, a community garden.
For more photos of my day at Loisaida, visit my site at www.flickr.com/photos/clarisel.
By the way, La Plaza Cultural Armando Perez is among 10 "places that matter" that will be honored by Place Matters in June for enhancing community life. La Plaza and the other places will be honored as part of Place Matters' 10th anniversary celebration. City Lore and the Municipal Art Society founded the Place Matters project in 1998, and Place Matters' mission is to foster the conservation of New York City's historically and culturally significant places.
According to Place Matters: "CHARAS and other community members and activists cleared and reclaimed La Plaza from a rubble-strewn lot in 1976. This is a storied place, known for its large and lovely garden (26,000 s.f.), and as a performance space for amateurs and professionals."
For more information, go to www.placematters.net.