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Central Park: the largest religious art work in New York City, Part 2. Series: God in NYC gardens

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In 1858 Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux started their design of Central Park. Olmsted was particularly taken by theologian Horace Bushnell.

Central Park: the largest religious art work in the city, Part 1. Series: God in NYC Gardens

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Central Park is “a specimen of God’s handiwork” that its designer Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) said would heal “the hundreds of thousands of tired workers” of their “vital exhaustion,” “nervous irritation” and “constitutional depressions.”

Back to the Garden. A national movement to “bear good fruit in every good deed.” Series: God in NYC Gardens

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“Back to the garden” is a new way of doing faith that adds a missional tweak to traditional gardening. Across the nation, congregations and ministries are planting sweet corn around their sites, mobilizing gardening networks for the needy, and rediscovering the value of low-tech, high-touch community.

The Garden of Gethsemane in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn. Series: God in NYC Gardens

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In the days when police wore T-shirts in Brooklyn that said “The Killing Fields” to signify that the borough had the highest-proof cocktail of violence and mayhem in the nation, Phillip Foster started “The Garden of Gethsemane” in the middle of a burnt-out district in Ocean Hill-Brownsville. Two blocks away, Mike Tyson spent his troubled [...]

The Garden of Eden on Eldridge Street. Series: God in NYC Gardens

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  In the 1970s a few reckless souls dared to try to put back together their bombed out neighborhoods in the Lower East Side.  One free-spirited hippie named Adam Purple sprang into action as the buildings around him crumbled into smoking heaps and bodies piled up. He was haunted by the face of a mother [...]

The Medieval Gardens of NYC. First of a new series: God in NYC Gardens

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  The beginnings of Western civilization was rooted in the cultivation of gardens by Saint Benedict. You can get a glimpse of this seminal process at the Cuxa Cloister Garth Garden at The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the northern tip of Manhattan. The garden’s medieval herbs and modern plants [...]

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