The Daily News has awarded its prize for best community garden in NYC, and we’re excited to say it’s one that’s near and dear to our hearts – the Lower East Side’s Creative Little Garden. Located on Sixth St. between avenues A and B, the tranquil space beat out many larger city gardens for the title, proving that when it comes to garden design, size doesn’t matter. True to its name, the urban oasis has many out-of-the-box features including a distinctive red birch-chip path that is anything but on the beaten one.

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Older Lower East Siders may recall that the space where the Creative Little Garden stands now wasn’t always so serene. The public green space was opened in 1982 on the site of an old tenement building that burned down in a fire. Now it features a plethora of birdhouses, comfy benches, beautiful rose bushes, a patio and even a waterfall – all in a 24 x 100 ft. space.

Despite its recent accolades, the Creative Little Garden isn’t one to put on airs. It’s open to the public and pets every day and often hosts special events with local organizations like GrowNYC. Interested in seeing this garden getaway yourself? Head over to 530 E. Sixth St. (between Avenues A and B) today!

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