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La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez
Description: Founded in 1976, La Plaza Cultural is approximately 0.64 acres in size and hosts a diversity of uses, including a community garden, public open space, and community performance space, and weeping willows. It was founded in 1976 in an empty lot and remains of abandoned buildings were cleared by hand by local activists.
(source:GrowNYC Survey 2014)
Address: 632-650 E. 9th Street (map)
Cross Streets: 9th Srreet & Avenue C
This garden is in East Village, Manhattan
It occupies the following tax lots:
Block: Lot:
391 23 (map)
391 24 (map)
391 30 (map)
Type of Garden/Jurisdiction: NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation
Status under the 2002 Settlement: Offer for Preservation
Year Founded: 1976

Hours: Sa-Su: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM; whenever a member is present and the gates are open
Organization Member: GreenThumb, GrowNYC (Formerly CENYC), Green Guerillas, Trust for Public Land, Community Garden Coalition, 596 Acres, Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS)
# of members:
Waiting List: No Dues: Yes Host Volunteers:
Membership Procedure: Sign up on website, Email the contact info on the website
Other Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Types of Events: Workshops, Arts & Crafts, Movies, Picnics, Performance
Structures: Toolshed, Greenhouse or Hoop House, Chicken Coop, Seating Area, Gazebo/Casita, Educational Signs, Raised Beds, Pathways, Grill, Playground, Mural, Table(s), Sculpture(s)
Vegetables Grown: Tomato, Onion, Radish, Summer Squash, Cucumber, Broccoli, Sweet Peppers, Jalapeño, Habañero, Cayenne, Garlic, Cabbage, Brussell Sprouts, Peas, Corn, Pumpkin, Horseradish, Collard, Endive, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach
Fruit Trees: Blueberry, Watermelon, Raspberry, Peach, Cherry, Apple, Pear, Plum
Herbs: Basil, Chive, Cilantro, Dill, Horseradish, Lavender, Lemongrass, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Thyme
Donate Produce: Used by growers
Ornamental Plantings: Ornamental Plantings and Flowers
Shade Trees: Shade Trees
Composting: Yes
This information has been compiled by GrowNYC's Community Garden Mapping Project with the assistance of individual community gardeners and GreenThumb. The most recent GrowNYC Community Garden Survey was conducted 2014.

IMPORTANT: If information is missing it may not have been reported by the community gardeners.  If you are interested in joining this garden or have a question about this garden contact GreenThumb at 212-788-8070. If you have better or more complete information, contact GrowNYC at
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