Get #RootedinNYC with NYRP

Posted by Sean Nevins

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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View from the Garden: Frankie and Carlos

Posted by Sadia Choudhury

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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Amanda Brown: Spaces for Community, Community for Spaces

Posted by Anne Tan-Detchkov

NYRP’s Director of Community Engagement, Amanda Brown, has seen many open-space transformations throughout the city, but no tool, supply, or source of manpower is more transformative than the most important asset in space-making: dedicated community members. After a renovation, Amanda says, sense of community is what makes a public space really thrive.

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Life after AmeriCorps: Elaine Markovich

Posted by Anne Tan-Detchkov

Soon-to-be Community Health Volunteer with Peace Corps Ethiopia, Elaine reflects on her service as AmeriCorps Public Events and Outreach Assistant with us at NYRP. Both positions highlight Elaine’s personal (and selfless) interests: dedicating service and empowering community.

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Local Talent in the Gardens of Bushwick, Brownsville and East New York

Posted by Rebecca Fitle

We love seeing more art in ALL New York City Community Gardens! That is why we are so thrilled to partner with Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) and other amazing organizations to promote the Bringing Art to Life Series that is taking place in East Brooklyn this summer! These events celebrate the Creative Coalitions BAC established in Bushwick, Brownsville and East New York and feature entirely LOCAL talent! As if it could get any better, both East New York events take place at Gardens for the City sites! We are thrilled to see Crystal Wells and People’s Garden thriving! All of the dates are listed below, but do check BAC’s calendar for updates!

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