NYRP: Accepting Applications to Green Open Spaces

by Heather Van De Mark on

Another opportunity abounds to beautify and green North Brooklyn. The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has a program called, “Gardens for the City.” They’re currently accepting applications for projects to beautify schools as well as general open spaces with the intent of building community across all five boroughs.

From the NYRP website: “Community members complete our annual application to help them revitalize a public space and after a selection process, NYRP lends materials, muscle and expertise.” For accepted projects, NYRP provides “trees; raised planter beds; garden amenities and furnishings; shrubs, perennials and bulbs; and stewardship materials for care and watering of trees.”

Do you know of an open space or school in Greenpoint or Williamsburg that could use some TLC? Why not apply? Applications available here: for schools or for open spaces.

The deadline for general open space applications is Jan 11, 2013. School applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more details visit the NYRP: Gardens for the City page.

Heather Van De Mark

Heather Van De Mark

Heather is a designer/writer specializing in non-profit organizations and social causes. Originally from central NY, Heather settled into the charming Greenpoint neighborhood in 2011. While most of her community activism takes place from behind a computer screen, Heather can often be found at CB1 meetings, the McCarren Park track and any of the parks along the waterfront.