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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. 

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

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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

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.

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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

April 2015

Compost Crew at Sherman Creek

Location:
SHERMAN CREEK PARK, HARLEM RIVER DRIVE & DYCKMAN STREET AT 10TH AVENUE (Map)

Tree Giveaway - The New York City Compost Project hosted by Build It Green!NYC

Location:
3-17 26th Ave., Astoria, Queens (Map)
Host:
The New York City Compost Project hosted by Build It Green!NYC

Tree Giveaway - Friends of South Oxford Park, Inc.

Location:
387 Cumberland St., Fort Greene, Brooklyn (Map)
Host:
Friends of South Oxford Park, Inc.

Tree Giveaway - Rab’s Country Lanes

Location:
1600 Hylan Blvd., Dongan Hills, Staten Island (Map)
Host:
Rab's Country Lanes

Tree Giveaway - Woodside Neighborhood Association

Location:
40-24 62 St., Woodside, NY (Map)
Host:
Woodside Neighborhood Association

Garden Crew at Sherman Creek

Location:
SHERMAN CREEK PARK, HARLEM RIVER DRIVE & DYCKMAN STREET AT 10TH AVENUE (Map)

Street Tree Care at Claremont

Location:
1363 Fulton Ave, Bronx, NY 10456 (Map)

Tree Giveaway - Office of Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley

Location:
Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 56-18 69th St., Maspeth NY 11378
(Map)
Host:
The Office of Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley

Tree Giveaway - Breezy Point Green Committee & Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County

Location:
Christ Community Church, 60 Market St., Queens, NY 11697 (Map)
Host:
Breezy Point Green Committee & Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County

Volunteer: Spring Kick-off, Gardening in Sherman Creek

Location:
SHERMAN CREEK PARK, HARLEM RIVER DRIVE & DYCKMAN STREET AT 10TH AVENUE (Map)

Tree Giveaway - Pratt Area Community Council

Location:
Magnolia Plaza, 686 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn NY 11205 (Map)
Host:
Pratt Area Community Council

Tree Giveaway - Greene Hill Food Co-op

Location:
18 Putnam Ave., Fort Greene NY 11238
(Map)
Host:
Greene Hill Food Co-op

Tree Giveaway - Compost For Brooklyn

Location:
Corner of Newkirk & 8th, Flatbush, Brooklyn NY 11218
(Map)
Host:
Compost For Brooklyn

Tree Giveaway - Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club

Location:
A & S Nursery, 2302 Francis Lewis Blvd., Queens NY 11357
(Map)
Host:
Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club

Tree Giveaway - Rockaway Civic Association

Location:
Rockaway Park, 533 Beach 126th St., Queens NY 11694
(Map)
Host:
Rockaway Civic Association

Tree Giveaway - Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Location:
JHSCRAPS, Corner of 69th St. & 35th Ave., Jackson Heights, Queens NY 11372
(Map)
Host:
Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Share Your Feedback: 103rd St Community Garden

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

Tree Giveaway - Waterbury LaSalle Community Association

Location:
3075 Baisley Ave., The First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck, Schuylerville, Bronx (Map)
Host:
Waterbury LaSalle Community Association

Tree Giveaway - NYC Parks GreenThumb

Location:
264-266 Skillman Ave., East Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Map)
Host:
NYC Parks GreenThumb

Tree Giveaway - Green Earth Urban Gardens Inc.

Location:
9029-31 Eldert Ln, Woodhaven, Queens (Map)
Host:
Green Earth Urban Gardens Inc.

Tree Giveaway - Friends of Astoria Heights Park

Location:
45th St. & 30th Rd., Astoria Heights Playground, Astoria, Queens (Map)
Host:
Friends of Astoria Heights Park

Tree Giveaway - Friends of Brook Park & Per Scholas

Location:
East 141st St. & Brook Ave., Mott Haven, Bronx (Map)
Host:
Friends of Brook Park & Per Scholas

Tree Giveaway - Poly Prep Country Day School

Location:
9216 Seventh Ave., Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Map)
Host:
Poly Prep Country Day School

Tree Giveaway - NYC Parks GreenThumb

Location:
924 Melrose Ave. at E. 163rd Street, Melrose, Bronx (Map)
Host:
NYC Parks GreenThumb

Tree Giveaway - Beach 116 Street Partnership

Location:
264 Beach 116th St., Station Wine and Liquor Parking Lot, Rockaway Park, Queens (Map)
Host:
Beach 116 Street Partnership

Tree Giveaway - PwC

Location:
534 Carroll St., Gil Hodges Community Garden, Gowanus, Brooklyn (Map)
Host:
PwC

Tree Giveaway - TD Bank: 158th & Broadway

Location:
TD Bank 3798 Broadway at W. 158th St.; Washington Heights, Manhattan, NY
(Map)
Host:
TD Bank

Tree Giveaway - TD Bank: Forest and Crystal

Location:
TD Bank 1600 Forest Ave.; Elm Park, Staten Island, NY

(Map)
Host:
TD Bank

Tree Giveaway - TD Bank: Jamaica

Location:
TD Bank 214-32 Jamaica Ave.; Jamaica, Queens, NY
(Map)
Host:
TD Bank

Tree Giveaway - TD Bank: Corona

Location:
TD Bank 94-15 Northern Blvd.; Corona, Queens, NY
(Map)
Host:
TD Bank

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Esplanade Care

Location:
SHERMAN CREEK PARK, HARLEM RIVER DRIVE & DYCKMAN STREET AT 10TH AVENUE (Map)

Tree Giveaway - TD Bank: Kingsbridge

Location:
TD Bank 281 W. 230th St.; Kingsbridge, Bronx, NY (Map)
Host:
TD Bank

Tree Giveaway - TD Bank: Georgetown

Location:
TD Bank 2063 Ralph Ave.; Flatlands, Brooklyn, NY (Map)
Host:
TD Bank

Tree Giveaway - TD Bank: Crown Heights

Location:
TD Bank 1715 Bedford Ave.; Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY (Map)
Host:
TD Bank
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.