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Green Spaces

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Sherman Creek Park's Cherry Tree Esplanade

Working hand-in-hand with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks), New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has played a major role in completely reshaping the city’s landscape by restoring the four major parks framing both sides of the slender, northern-most tip of Manhattan. 

Fort Washington Park and Fort Tryon Park were the first of NYRP Founder Bette Midler’s efforts to return valuable public spaces to their greatest glory. 

Today, NYRP’s daily presence in Northern Manhattan includes the revitalization and maintenance of Sherman Creek Park, Highbridge Park, the Harlem River Speedway and critical sections of the streetscape. 

While our Northern Manhattan operations are headquartered in Sherman Creek Park, NYRP provides daily stewardship to approximately 73 acres of public park land—including Sherman Creek and Highbridge Parks—and over 2 miles of the Harlem River shoreline. Our neighborhood scale greening effort in the Washington Heights and Inwood region includes education, free events, environmental stewardship, capital improvements, and community engagement in a broad, cross jurisdictional section of Northern Manhattan.

NYRP has reclaimed, restored and revitalized more than 400 acres of the city’s most-needed public green spaces and their adjacent communities.

New York City has the largest urban park system in the United States, yet the city has fewer acres of green space and recreational centers per person than any other major metropolitan region. To further exacerbate this situation, funding and resources have been historically inadequate to fully maintain and develop the majority of city parklands in low-income areas – often leading to devastating effects caused by illegal dumping, litter, vandalism and decay. Since 1995, NYRP has stepped in to help fill that void and change once-indifferent community mindsets regarding their immediate ecological environments. 

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Host your next public event, celebration or program outdoors. Reserve an NYRP community garden for free.

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We give away thousands of trees to New Yorkers every spring and fall. Find a tree giveaway in your borough, and pick up a free tree to plant in your yard.

Transform Your Green SpaceTransform Your Green Space

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Improve or transform a community space in NYC by applying for our help (grant available seasonally). See community spaces we’ve already helped revitalize on the map.

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From growing your own vegetables to assisting with tree watering, composting and overall maintenance, there are many ways you can get involved in community gardens with NYRP.

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Reserve a GardenReserve a Garden

Reserve a Garden

Host your next public event, celebration or program outdoors. Reserve an NYRP community garden for free.

Take Home a Free TreeTake Home a Free Tree

Take Home a Free Tree

We give away thousands of trees to New Yorkers every spring and fall. Find a tree giveaway in your borough, and pick up a free tree to plant in your yard.

Transform Your Green SpaceTransform Your Green Space

Transform Your Green Space

Improve or transform a community space in NYC by applying for our help (grant available seasonally). See community spaces we’ve already helped revitalize on the map.

Join a NYRP GardenJoin a NYRP Garden

Join a NYRP Garden

From growing your own vegetables to assisting with tree watering, composting and overall maintenance, there are many ways you can get involved in community gardens with NYRP.

Calendar

March 2015

FRUIT TREE PRUNING & CARE WORKSHOP

Location:
NYRP's Essex Street Community Garden, 3030 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York (Map)
Host:
East New York Farms

FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP

Location:
211th Street Block Association Community Garden, 735 East 211th St, Williamsbridge, Bronx (Map)
Host:
New York Botanical Garden

Tree Giveaway - Brooklyn Public Library

Location:
107 Norman Ave., Brooklyn Public Library - Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY (Map)
Host:
Brooklyn Public Library

Tree Giveaway - 116th Block Assoc.

Location:
55 E. 115th St., Manhattan, NY (Map)
Host:
116 Street Block Association, Inc.

Share Your Feedback: 103rd St Community Garden Expansion

Location:
103rd Street Community Garden, 105 E. 103rd St. NY, New York 10029 (Map)

CANCELLED: Street Tree Care at Morris Park

Location:
2040 Antin Pl, Bronx, NY 10462 (Map)

Tree Giveaway - Sustainable South Bronx

Location:
Lafayette Avenue, Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx, NY (Map)
Host:
Sustainable South Bronx

Tree Giveaway - Friends of Kaiser Park & Council Member Mark Treyger

Location:
2925 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY (Map)
Host:
Friends of Kaiser Park Inc. & The Office of Council Member Mark Treyger

Tree Giveaway - Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

Location:
Broadway & Mosholu Ave., FVCP compost site in Van Cortlandt Park (Map)
Host:
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

Tree Giveaway - Tottenville Civic Assoc. / Conference House Park Cons.

Location:
298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY (Map)
Host:
Tottenville Civic Association and Conference House Park Conservancy

Tree Giveaway - Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

Location:
1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY (Map)
Host:
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

Tree Giveaway - Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Location:
2 Second Avenue, The Salt Lot, Brooklyn, NY (Map)
Host:
Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Tree Giveaway - Brooklyn Community Services

Location:
1702 Mermaid Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (Map)
Host:
Brooklyn Community Services

Tree Giveaway - River Community Garden

Location:
1086 E. 180 St, Bronx, NY (Map)
Host:
River Community Garden

Tree Giveaway - We Stay/Nos Quedamos and Council Member Maria Del Carmen

Location:
1768 Bryant Avenue, Bronx, NY (Map)
Host:
We Stay/Nos Quedamos Committee Inc. & The Office of Council Member Maria Del Carmen Arroyo

Tree Giveaway - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Location:
990 Washington Ave. (parking lot), Brooklyn, NY (Map)
Host:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Tree Giveaway - Richmond Hill Economic Development Council

Location:
Between 95th Ave. and Atlantic Ave., Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park, Queens, NY (Map)
Host:
Richmond Hill Economic Development Council

Tree Giveaway - Bronx Guild High School

Location:
Pugsley Ave. & Seward Ave. (next to tennis courts), Bronx, NY (Map)
Host:
Bronx Guild High School

Tree Giveaway - Staten Island Buddhist Vihara

Location:
115 John Street, Staten Island, NY (Map)
Host:
Staten Island Buddhist Vihara

Tree Giveaway - El Garden

Location:
120 Jefferson St, Brooklyn, NY (Map)
Host:
El Garden

The Haven Project Community Meeting: A New Vision for Connecting Mott Haven to its Shoreline

Location:
NYC Montessori Charter School, 423 E. 138th St, Bronx, NY (Map)
Reserve a GardenReserve a Garden

Reserve a Garden

Host your next public event, celebration or program outdoors. Reserve an NYRP community garden for free.

Take Home a Free TreeTake Home a Free Tree

Take Home a Free Tree

We give away thousands of trees to New Yorkers every spring and fall. Find a tree giveaway in your borough, and pick up a free tree to plant in your yard.

Transform Your Green SpaceTransform Your Green Space

Transform Your Green Space

Improve or transform a community space in NYC by applying for our help (grant available seasonally). See community spaces we’ve already helped revitalize on the map.

Join a NYRP GardenJoin a NYRP Garden

Join a NYRP Garden

From growing your own vegetables to assisting with tree watering, composting and overall maintenance, there are many ways you can get involved in community gardens with NYRP.