Alan Sonfist's 1965 plan for mini-landscapes juxtaposed against City of New York Parks & Recreation's Greenstreets Map, 2002
 
 

Alan Sonfist’s 1965 plan for mini-landscapes juxtaposed against City of New York Parks & Recreation's Greenstreets Map, 2002

In 1965, Sonfist first proposed placing mini-landscapes in downtown Manhattan. Recently, the New York City Parks Department, in conjunction with New York City’s Department of Transportation, began to convert unused landmasses into Greenstreets, a program that parallels Sonfist’s original idea.

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