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New York City (NYC)
Community Gardens

 
     
 

The Open Space Greening (OSG) program empowers neighborhoods to build and sustain community gardens and other open spaces.

OSG program was founded in 1975. It has created or rejuvenated over 60 community gardens across NYC and continues to cooperate with schools, public housing associations and community groups to transform vacant land into vibrant civic spaces.

OSG has also led the initiative of bringing rainwater harvesting to community gardens. Through the OSG's training and outreach efforts, there currently are rainwater harvesting systems in 62 gardens in all 5 boroughs. Rainwater harvesting reduces demand on the public water supply system and helps mitigate rainstorm runoff, which can overload storm drains and pollute the waters surrounding the city.

 
     
  Manhattan  
  Garden
Neighborhood
Address
Year Founded
 
 
Marian S. Heiskell Garden
Clinton/Hell's Kitchen
315 W. 48th St.,
Bet. 8th/9th Aves
1997
 
 
El Sitio Feliz (The Happy Place)
E. Harlem
203 E. 104th St.,
Bet. 2nd/3rd Aves
1992
 
 
George Washington Carver Garden for Living
E. Harlem
100th St/Madison Ave
2007
 
 
Modesto "Tin" Flores Garden
E. Harlem
Lexington Ave
Bet. E. 104/105th Sts
1981
 
 
Children's Aid Society
Harlem
14-32 W. 118th St.,
Bet. 5th/Lenox
1994
 
 
PS 76 Garden
Harlem
203 W. 120th St,
Bet. St. Nicholas/AC Powell Blvd
1994
 
 
Harbor Morningside Children's Center Park
Harlem
311 120th St.
1990
 
 
All People's Garden
E. Village
293-295 E. 3rd St.,
Bet. Aves C/D
1978
 
 
Creative Little Garden
E. Village
530 E. 6th St.
1978
 
 
Fifth Street Slope Children's Garden
E. Village
626-27 E. 5th St.,
Bet. Aves B/C
1993
 
 
Generation X Cultural Garden
Lower East Side
270 E. 4th St.
1971
 
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Lower East Side
Montgomery St/Henry St.
1993
 
 
Miracle Garden
E. Village
194-196 E. 3rd St.,
Bet. Aves A/B
1983
 
 
Parque de Tranquilidad
E. Village
314-318 E. 4th St.,
Bet. Aves C/D
1979
 
 
Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Lower East Side
S/S Delancey @ Forsyth
1994
 
 
City Hall Children's Garden @ Tweed Courthouse
Tribeca
52 Chambers
2010
 
 
Isabella Geriatric Center Garden
Washington
Heights
515 Audubon Ave
@ 190th St
2011
 
 
Dorothy K. McGowan Memorial Garden
Washington
Heights
509 W. 158th St.,
Bet. Amsterdam Ave./Broadway
1995
 
 
Morris Jumel Community Garden
Washington
Heights
455-457 W. 162nd St.,
Bet. Edgecombe/
St. Nic/Amsterdam
2006
 
  Bronx  
  Garden
Neighborhood
Address
Year Founded
 
 
Alpha Crawford Sunshine Park
Bathgate
1638 Anthony Ave
1988
 
 
Sullivan Park
Bedford Park
2662 Decatur Ave,
Bet. 194th/195th
2002
 
 
Grote Street Playground
Belmont
2311 Southern Blvd
2012
 
 
Joseph Cali-Vincent Artuso Park
Belmont
2340 Cambreleng Ave,
Bet. E. 183rd/E. 187th St.
1988
 
 
Angie Lee-Gonzalez Park
Crotona Park-East
1768 Bryant Ave,
Bet. 174th/Bryant Ave
1984
 
 
Mid Bronx Desperadoes Community Park
Morrisania
1700 Southern Blvd,
Bet. E. 173rd/174th Sts
1980
 
 
Kenton Hall Neighborhood Garden
East Concourse
305 E. 165th St.
1981
 
 
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
Kingsbridge
3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
1997
 
 
Popham Park
Morris Heights
200 W Tremont Ave
1987
 
 
Bonner Place Garden
Morrisania
285 Bonner Place
1994
 
 
Jacquline Denise Davis Garden
Morrisania
1022-1024 Boston Road,
North of E. 165th St.
1999
 
 
Wishing Well Community Garden
Morrisania
886 Reverend Polite Ave
2008
 
 
Wanaqua Family Garden
Mott Haven
460-464 E. 136th St.
2010
 
 
Tremont Community Garden
E. Tremont
1977 LaFontaine Ave
1986
 
 
Hope of Israel
Melrose
840 Gerard Ave,
Bet E. 158/161st Sts
1982
 
  Brooklyn  
  Garden
Neighborhood
Address
Year Founded
 
 
Family Affair Neighborhood Park
Bedford-Stuy
1007 Bedford Ave,
Bet. Bedford/Lafayette
1990
 
 
Cheryl's Villa Garden
Bedford-Stuy
Kosciusko Street
Bet Marcus Garvey & Lewis Ave
1994
 
 
First Quincy Street Community Garden
Bedford-Stuy
397-401 Quincy Street,
Bet. Tompkins/Throop
2001
 
 
Kosciusko Garden Learning Center
Bedford-Stuy
385-389 Kosciusko St.,
Bet. Marcus Garvey/Lewis
1998
 
 
Progressive Adventure Playland
Bedford-Stuy
Marcus Garvey Blvd/Lexington Ave
1987
 
 
Pulaski Street Playhouse Community Garden
Bedford-Stuy
94 Pulaski St.
1994
 
 
Spencer's Little Heaven
Bedford-Stuy
Spencer Place,
Bet. Hancock/Fulton
1994
 
 
Wyckoff Bond Garden
Boerum Hill
189-195 Wyckoff St.
1905
 
 
Amboy Neighborhood Garden
Brownsville
199 Amboy St.,
Bet. Sutter/Blake
1975
 
 
Our Lady of The Presentation Garden
E. New York
1661 St. Marks St.,
@ Eastern Parkway
1983
 
 
Phoenix Garden
Brownsville
2037 Fulton St.
2007
 
 
1100 Block Bergen Association
Crown Heights
1101 & 1105 Bergen St.,
Bet. New York Ave./Nostrand
1980
 
 
196 Albany Avenue Playground
Crown Heights
Prospect Ave near Albany Ave
1995
 
 
Eastern Parkway Garden
Crown Heights
Union St.
Bet. Franklin/Classon Aves
1970
 
 
El Jardin Del Diablo
E. New York
2358 Pitkin Ave
2012
 
 
Elton Court Community Garden
E. New York
317 Elton St.,
Bet. Liberty/Glenmore
2000
 
 
Fannie Barnes Children's Playground
E. New York
447 Sheffield Ave
1992
 
 
P.S. 4K Paradise Garden
E. New York
676-696 Glenmore Ave,
Bet. Ashford/Cleveland Sts
1989
 
 
The Ujima I Garden
E. New York
New Jersey Ave & Corner of Riverdale
1994
 
 
Hull Street Community Garden
Ocean-Hill / Brownsville
196 Hull St.,
Bet. Mother Gaston/Broadway
1994
 
 
The Miracle Playground
Ocean-Hill
33 Somers St.
1991
 
 
Our Lady of Lourdes Garden
Ocean-Hill
DeSales Pl,
Bet. Broadway/Bushwick
1981
 
 
Greenspace @ President St.
Park Slope
222 5th Ave.
President & 5th Ave
2006
 
 
Placita Infantil
Williamsburg
S. 4th St.,
Bet. Hooper/Hewes Sts
1991
 
 
Sunshine Community Garden
Williamsburg
99-100 McKibben St.,
Bet. Manhattan/Graham Aves
1991
 
  Queens  
  Garden
Neighborhood
Address
Year Founded
 
 
Long Island City Community Garden
Long Island City
29-08 47th Ave
2000
 
 
P.S. 171 Garden
Long Island City
14-14 29th Ave
2011
 
 
Queens Vocational and Technical High School
Long Island City
37-02 47 Ave
2011
 
 
I.S. 125 Garden
Woodside
46-02 47th Ave
2011
 
 
P.S. 11 Q Garden
Woodside
54-25 Skillman Ave
2011
 
     
 

Source:
Grow NYC - Community Gardens

 

 

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