Category Archives: Green spaces

They’re stealing our sky again

Community based pressure groups always said allowing the eleven storey building heights at the south end of King’s Cross Railways Lands, now trademarked as King’s Cross, and the building height at King’s Place would result in further high buildings locally. … Continue reading

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Cally Arts looking after the towpath trees as London recognises importance of trees

The marvellous arts and environment community organisation Cally Arts has been working hard, in partnership with the Canals and Rivers Trust and Islington Council, to take care of the towpath from Maiden Lane (York Way) bridge to the Islington Tunnel. … Continue reading

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King’s Cross tiger sighted on Regent’s Canal

King’s Cross may only have a little urban wildlife, but what it does have is valuable and worth saving. This morning conservationists welcomed the rarely seen native King’s Cross Tiger to the north end of Battlebridge Basin. Basking in the … Continue reading

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Petition launched to save outdoor pond

The outdoor King’s Cross pond designed by Ooze Architects has become a firm favourite for both swimmers and urban wildlife enthusiasts. In April we reported that it was threatened with closure. Shortly after that it appeared to have been saved. … Continue reading

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Eye eye – Kings Cross estates are new designer icon

Gentrification, love it or loathe it does all sorts of odd things to change how people perceive a neighbourhood. The estates and streets of ‘London’s trendy Kings Cross’ seem to have transcended edgy in the designer pantheon and are now … Continue reading

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Plea to Argent to gift a valuable ecological resource to the King’s Cross green corridor

The King’s Cross pond, or ‘Of Soil and Water’ to use the title of this temporary art installation near the York Way railway bridge, was planned to exist for just two years. After that it will be filled in and … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung, the grass is riz

You know spring is here when the Wildlife Trust volunteers are out in force on the towpath between York Way and the Islington Tunnel… This morning saw them hard at work conserving the wonderful planting around the entrance to the … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet? Kings Cross starts to bloom early

The weirdly warm weather means that some plants have never caught on that it’s winter and others are going Spring like early.  The blossoming cherry tree in Argyle Street is sure to attract hordes of homesick Japanese people.  And at … Continue reading

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