5. Urban Garden in the Garment District
The Garment District’s Urban Garden is an outdoor event/installation in which the two blocks of Broadway between 39th and 41st streets are closed to traffic in June and July in an effort to bring more public and green space, art and culture, and activities to the Garment District. Created by artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla, “Ararauna” is a 400 foot art walk that runs down the street itself.
The Urban Garden celebrates the reclaiming of urban space from motorists, as it is blocked off to traffic, and pedestrians and cyclists flood the space. With this transformation of the space comes expanded biking areas, more trees and grass, free fitness classes, and food vendors.