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An AmeriCorps’ Perspective: David Robertson

Posted by Sean Nevins
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We're so grateful for our partnership with AmeriCorps that brings us fabulous, dedicated individuals who love serving the city of New York. This week, we caught up with David Robertson who spends his time in the field cleaning and greening various green spaces throughout the city. Check out what he has to say about serving as an AmeriCorps with NYRP! #Stand4Service

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Get #RootedinNYC with NYRP

Posted by Sean Nevins
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TD Bank wants to know what being #RootedinNYC means to you! This campaign spotlights New Yorkers who are improving their urban environment and their communities. We asked our Bronx and Manhattan Regional Engagement Manager, Charlie Reynoso, to share what being #RootedinNYC means to him.

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NYRP Unveils the Haven Project

Posted by Deborah Marton
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Yesterday on July 8, 2015, NYRP gathered the South Bronx community, elected officials, city and state agencies, and members of the press at a derelict pier at the end of East 132nd Street in the South Bronx. Over 80 people showed up in hot and humid weather to hear about the Haven Project, NYRP’s transformative master plan to design, fund, and build a new network of open spaces for the South Bronx neighborhoods of Mott Haven and Port Morris.

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Serving My City: Life in AmeriCorps as a New Yorker

Posted by Sean Nevins
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We're so grateful for our partnership with AmeriCorps that brings us fabulous, dedicated individuals who love serving the city of New York. This week, we caught up with Elizabeth Oakley who is serving as an Event & Outreach Assistant in our Public Programming department. As a native New Yorker, her perspective on running events with community members is inspiring. Check it out below.

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View from the Garden: Frankie and Carlos

Posted by Sadia Choudhury
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Visit The Heckscher Foundation Children’s Garden and you will almost certainly find Frankie or Carlos.

Frankie and Carlos, retirees, best friends, and gardeners, are staples in the Williamsburg neighborhood. As dedicated garden volunteers for the past four years, they’ve developed a constant presence in the space.

In Williamsburg—a neighborhood that has changed dramatically over the last 10 years—the garden serves as shared ground for new and longtime residents to meet and mingle.

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Twilight in the Garden Shadow Shows

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Enjoy shadow puppet shows in NYRP’s Brooklyn gardens. Midnight Radio Show, a Brooklyn-based shadow puppetry theatre company, uses handmade cutouts to bring original fairy tales to life. Light, shadow, original piano scores, and theatrical narration create enchanting tales of fairies, mermaids, and space pirates, on their hunts for treasure and quests for love.

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