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Adopt a Micro-Garden on Sixth Avenue To Keep It From Becoming Concrete

(DNAINFO) Maya Rajamani | April 12, 2016 — The city needs “maintenance partners” to commit to caring for micro-gardens on the pedestrian islands.

The city has offered to build spaces for small gardens on the pedestrian islands coming to Sixth Avenue — but only if local residents or businesses volunteer to care for them.

In September, the city’s Department of Transportation announced it will build a protected bike lane on Sixth Avenue from 14th to 33rd streets.

As part of the proposed plan, DOT has said it plans to construct 33 pedestrian islands between the bike lanes and vehicle lane — with a micro-garden on each island.

But unless a committed maintenance partner steps forward to adopt the micro-garden, the islands “will just be cement,” president of the Council of Chelsea Block Associations Bill Borock said.

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