Unlike traditional conservancies that care for a specific place, NYRP is the only New York City conservancy that works citywide, bringing private resources to spaces that lack the support they need. As the steward of Sherman Creek Park and Highbridge Park in Northern Manhattan, the owner of 52 community gardens across the five boroughs, and the lead private partner of the City of New York in MillionTreesNYC, we focus our efforts in communities where safe, beautiful green space is needed most.

Meet the Brownstones!

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Meet the Brownstones!

In 1996, Diane Brownstone read an article in Better Homes & Gardens about an organization that was transforming abandoned, vacant lots into vibrant community gardens. “I was so taken by the magic of it,” she said. “I just had to get involved!”