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Preventing Crime, One Park at a Time

Deborah Marton, executive director of the New York Restoration Project, connects parks and open space to improved public safety.

Want to Fight Crime? Invest in Parks!

City Limits
Jose Reyes is an unlikely community crime-fighter. The 65-year-old retired mechanic is the de facto mayor of the El Cataño Garden, an East Harlem community garden that is part of a growing network of green spaces maintained by New York Restoration Project. Jose sweeps the paths and shovels snow. He plays dominos with his brother Raul and neighborhood friends.

As green space went up, crime went down in poor neighborhoods

Parks nonprofit says study makes case for more green infrastructure

A Greener New York is a Safer New York

Glass Frog Solutions
That is the finding of a rigorous, independent study of New York Restoration Project green space investments as a strategy to improve quality of life and support social capital in historically underserved communities.

U.S. Cities Lose Tree Cover Just When They Need It Most

Scientific American
Scientific evidence that trees and green spaces are crucial to the well-being of people in urban areas has multiplied in recent decades. Conveniently, these findings have emerged just as Americans, already among the most urbanized people in the world, are increasingly choosing to live in cities. The problem—partly as a result of that choice—is that urban tree cover is now steadily declining across the U.S.

Community restoration project comes to the South Bronx

The New York Restoration Project along with City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the allocation of $2 million for the new Haven Project Friday.

Community’s Vision For A Revitalized Waterfront In The South Bronx Gets $2 Million in Capital Fundin

Last year, after working with community residents, including local children, leaders and stakeholders, New York Restoration Project (founded by the amazing Bette Midler) released the collaborative vision of one of the most derelict waterfronts in our borough, The Haven Project.

Now thanks to the leadership of New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the project can begin work on the first phase renovating the 132nd Street Pier as $2 million in Council funds have been allocated.

Haven Project Looks to Revitalize South Bronx Waterfront

Stunning views of the East River can be seen from the southern tip of 132nd Street in the Bronx. But for more than three decades, people had to crawl under barbed wire, slip through holes in chain-linked fences and walk precariously over this derelict pier to enjoy it.

"It shouldn't be that hard to have access to the waters that surrounds this neighborhood," said Mychal Johnson, co-founder of South Bronx Unite.

"Just because this community may be on the lower end of the economic scale doesn't mean that it should be denied access to the waterfront," said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Protected Bike Lanes Will Connect South Bronx to Randall’s Island

Last fall, the city opened a direct car-free connection between the South Bronx and Randall’s Island. The Randall’s Island Connector provides convenient access to acres of parks and ballfields and — via the 103rd Street footbridge — Manhattan. But the truck-heavy industrial streets that lead to it still leave a lot to be desired. A new NYC DOT project would create bicycle links between the Connector and 138th Street [PDF].

The DOT project calls for protected bike lanes linking the Connector to streets on each side of the Bruckner Expressway, which divides Mott Haven to the west from the more industrial Port Morris to the east. The plan draws heavily from ideas put forward last summer by The Haven Project [PDF], an initiative of the New York Restoration Project. Bronx Community Board 1’s municipal services committee voted unanimously for it on Monday.

El Catano Community Garden: Where Gamers Come to Play

The Wall Street Journal
Fame is fleeting. Fortune—and fortunes—come and go. But one thing you can always count on is that socializing with old friends is its own reward.

That seems the guiding ethos at El Catano Community Garden on East 110th Street in East Harlem, where four gentlemen sat around a card table last week under a white canopy and played dominoes.

They included Gilberto Mantilla, who’d moved back to Puerto Rico but was paying his annual visit to the city. “I come every year. Spend some time with my family,” Mr. Mantilla said as he carefully placed a domino on the table.
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Susan Sarandon and NYRP Plant Fruit Trees in South Jamaica

NYRP planted 20 fruit trees at South Jamaica Houses in South Jamaica, Queens donated by Susan Sarandon and other members of the New York City film industry, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment’s NYC Film Green initiative.

WebMD Partners with Local Parks to Improve Public Spaces and Encourage Physical Activity

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD, the leading source of health information, has joined forces with more than 20 parks to improve public spaces and encourage physical activity. Nearly 1,000 WebMD employees volunteered at parks near WebMD offices in eight U.S. cities, as well as London, as part of the company's first annual global Impact Day initiative, WebMD Moves.


Morris-Jumel Mansion
The story follows a young girl who separates from a tour of the Mansion when she follows the White Rabbit to an alternative universe set in the American Revolution.

New York, NY... The Morris-Jumel Mansion will offer audiences the opportunity to experience Lewis Carroll’s acclaimed children’s story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) like they never have before. Unlike many sesquicentennial celebrations of Carroll’s beloved fantasy, the Mansion’s adaptation will incorporate its celebrated association with the American Revolution represented in the characters of the play such as the Mad Hatter (George Washington), Cheshire Cat (Marquis de Lafayette), and White Rabbit (Benedict Arnold). Performances run between September 15 and October 2, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm. Matinees at 3 pm will be Sundays September 18, September 25, and October 2.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion and New York Restoration Project present “Boundless in the City”

New York, August 2016.- New York Restoration Project (NYRP), is pleased to present “Boundless in the City” an original exhibition of site-specific, outdoor works created by award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo, during her Artist's Residency at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the first of its kind for the museum. The project started as part of Arroyo’s recent exhibition “Boundless - The Women of the Mansion,” featuring indoor and outdoor works at the oldest house in Manhattan.

New York Restoration Project Partners with Local Arts Organizations to Bring Free Programming…

New York, NY, May 2016 – In its 20th Anniversary year, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is kicking off another season of free programming to 27 green spaces across the five boroughs. For the third year, NYRP is continuing to partner with Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, to present a season of free arts programming in six NYRP community gardens including the Bed-Stuy, Gowanus, Williamsburg, Longwood, and Highbridge neighborhoods. We are pleased to announce a new partnership this season with Morris-Jumel Mansion to curate exciting cultural and volunteer event opportunities for our friends in Manhattan.

NYRP Celebrates Expansion of 103rd Street Garden in East Harlem

NEW YORK, NY, June 14, 2016 - New York Restoration Project (NYRP), the Bette Midler-founded non-profit that transforms open spaces in under-resourced communities, is celebrating the expansion of its 103rd Street Community Garden in East Harlem (103rd Street). Accompanied by NYRP Executive Director, Deborah Marton, representatives from the garden sponsor, The Walt Disney Company, local community members, and elected officials, NYRP will officiate a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30pm to mark the grand opening of the expanded public garden. The expansion adds 2,200 square feet to the garden bringing it to a total of 17,600 square feet, approximately ½ acre. This expansion includes a raised seating area that faces a renovated lawn and built pathway, a new patio area with shade structure and picnic tables creating more space for grilling and gathering, landscape plantings, and a new site for the composting toilet. As one of nine NYRP community gardens in a network of green spaces in East Harlem, 103rd Street will strengthen the social and environmental resilience in this area.

Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project Celebrates 15th Annual Spring Picnic

NEW YORK (June 1, 2016) – New York Restoration Project (NYRP), founded by award-winning singer, entertainer, actress, and green activist Bette Midler, celebrated over two decades of transforming and beautifying New York’s urban environment last night with its annual Spring Picnic held at the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion. The evening’s host comedian and actress Sandra Bernhard joined Martha Stewart and architect/designer David Rockwell to honor award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson, the restauranteur behind New York hotspots Red Rooster, Streetbird and Ginny’s Supper Club, and The Home Depot’s Richard Gess. The Spring Picnic raised over $1 million to support NYRP’s mission to transform open space in under-resourced communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City.

Mayor de Blasio Celebrates One Millionth Tree with Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bette Midler…

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today joined NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and New York Restoration Project’s Bette Midler to celebrate the planting of the one millionth tree of the MillionTreesNYC initiative two years ahead of schedule and encourage all New Yorkers to make a pledge to adopt and care for trees in their communities. The Mayor planted tree number 1,017,634, an American linden, at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx. At the event, Mayor de Blasio was also joined by NYRP Executive Director Deborah Marton, elected officials, third graders from PS35 Franz Siegel, and dedicated volunteers.


NEW YORK, NY, September 2015 – This fall, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will give away 3,000 trees at 22 events across New York City. NYRP, supported by TD Bank, has partnered with 14 local community organizations throughout the five boroughs for the giveaway events.


THE BRONX, NY, JULY 8, 2015 – Today, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) unveiled a transformative master plan to design, build, and fund a new network of connected open spaces that will improve quality of life and deliver measurable health benefits for South Bronx residents with parks, tree-lined streets, public art, bike lanes, and waterfront access.
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