Organizations

61 Franklin Street Community Garden

Audubon New York

City Parks Foundation

East River State Park

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park

Friends of McCarren Park

GrowNYC

GWAPP

Million Trees NYC

New York Restoration Project

NYC Parks & Recreation

NYC Parks & Recreation – GreenThumb

Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund

The McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance

The North Brooklyn Boat Club

TOWN SQUARE

Events

Stories

Domino Park Opens!

Domino Park Opens!

Defunct yet history-laden Williamsburg waterfront now transformed into fresh life. The brand new Domino Park sitting in the shadow of the Domino Sugar Factory is a show stopper. The 6-acre park boasts a playground with unique children’s play structures, grassy lawn areas to sit on, wooden loungers to recline and gaze at sweeping unobstructed panorama…

How Green Was My Vacant Lot

How Green Was My Vacant Lot

Liz Christy and the birth of the Urban Gardening Movement In the almost 50 years that they have been active, New York’s community gardens have become beloved contributors to city life. Scattered across the 5 boroughs, our community gardens are most densely concentrated in those areas of the city which are or were historically home… Read More

Box Street Park’s Future

Box Street Park’s Future

Boxed In: Will Playfields or Open Space define a New North Brooklyn Park? Encompassing a scant 2.8 acres, the proposed Box Street Park sits just to the west of the terminus of Franklin Street, where it runs asea at the mouth of Newtown Creek.  Currently a parking lot for the MTA surrounded by low-rise post-industrial… Read More

So You Wanna Join A Garden…

So You Wanna Join A Garden…

A Primer on Community Gardens for Spring I will tell you the first time I felt rich in New York City: it was the summer of 2017, and I was unemployed, on SNAP benefits, and facing financial desolation. But (you know, I’m all about that but), I had the keys to a community garden, and… Read More

You Bet Your BIP

You Bet Your BIP

A short biography of Bushwick Inlet Park. The story of New York City, as told by its parks, would be a colorful drama, filled with desperate characters, built on moments of both broad comedy and cliffhanging suspense. In this telling, Bushwick Inlet Park is one key player among a cast of waterfront parks that collectively… Read More