The East 6th Street/Avenue B Community Garden is probobly the most recognized one due to this sculpture. Joey Arias pranced around it in the film, "Mondo, New York".
I believe the artist began this back in 1978, but I could be wrong about that. It's one of the first things that made me fall in love with teh east village when I first moved here back in 1983.
from my photowalk to the community gardens in the east village.
the set is here.