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Welcome to El Barrio!

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“Today more than ever, telling someone that they belong, that this space is for them to care for, that this is for them to love and enjoy, is revolutionary,” said Director of Community Engagement Annel Cabrera-Marus at NYRP’s annual fundraising gala, Spring Picnic, in June. “It is a revolutionary act to make sure that community is heard and that they see themselves in our open spaces,” she said.

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NYRP Puts the Dogs Out at PS 84

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For years, students and teachers at PS 84, an elementary school on West 92nd Street in Manhattan, were frustrated by people and their dogs trampling flowers and other plants in front of their school.

Until NYRP showed up.

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Manhattan Garden Commemorates 9/11 First Responders

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On June 2, hundreds of Inwood community members gathered at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Isham Street in Upper Manhattan for the unveiling of the Daniel F. Mulvey Inspirational Garden, which honors and commemorates eight local first-responders, who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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Big Welcoming for Sherman Creek Waterfront Pop-Up Park

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“It’s like our own little end-of-the-school-year party!” exclaimed Sean, 10, to a fellow P.S. 5 classmate while playing soccer with his friend on June 26 at Sherman Creek in Upper Manhattan. NYRP celebrated the beginning of summer by hosting a party and Pop-Up Park on the site, which included ice cream, games, and music from the group Underground Horns.

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Innovations in Community Garden Growing

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With 63% of the American population living in cities, it’s no secret that many city-dwellers have limited space at home—especially outdoor space. But joining a community garden is one of the easiest ways to foreground sustainability and do your part in restoring nature to the concrete jungle that is NYC.

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Spring Picnic 2018 NYRP ❤️ East Harlem

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To all the incredible attendees of Spring Picnic at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem, thank you so much! It was an exceptionally magical evening and would not have been possible without your support! NYRP extends a special thanks to honorees Diane and Clyde Brownstone and Todd DeGarmo for their outstanding leadership in supporting our work.

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Forget Me Not: How to Look After Your Garden Space on Vacation

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If you’re lucky enough to live in New York, you already know that you need a break from the Big Apple bustle every so often. But if you are one of the growing number of residents that have a plot in one of the city’s community gardens, an important question arises: How are you going to keep tabs on your garden space?

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