Saturday, July 4, 2009

WWII Victory Garden in Forest Hills

June, 1944.

Photos from the Library of Congress

Gothamist has photos of New York City July 4ths past.


Missing Foundation said...

Blumturd would go nuts seeing all that empty underutilized land, and the democratic machine would go along with their media mouthpieces, and appointed community board hacks to insist that it be developed ..... then spend a fortune putting in roof top gardens.

Anonymous said...

I remember one in the Bronx in the 1950's ... near my father's home on Virgil Place. Fresh food, excercise and a sense of satisfaction. Definitely missing in today's world of hired mow-and-blow yard caretakers.

Anonymous said...

Our previous Mayor Rudy shut down community gardens all around Manhattan!

"Underutilized" land his developer friends had an eye on!

Anonymous said...

Yup, to Rudy these spaces were Public Enemy #1.

Anonymous said...

These gardens gave apartment dwellers a chance to work the land and grow their own food.

Considering the city's dirty water, we can't even catch our own fish without risking our health.

We are at the total mercy of groceries and supermarkets.