Greenspace @ President Street

Name:GreenSpace @ President Street
Address:222 5th Ave.
Cross Streets:Corner of President Street & 5th Avenue
Neighborhood:Park Slope, Brooklyn

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This small corner lot, on a slope, is an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a reemerging 5th Avenue in Park Slope. Originally a Green Thumb garden founded in the 70s; it was saved from auction in1999, and is a member of the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust. This redesigned garden showcases native plant communities. The smart design has a small cobblestone patio at the upper end. A bluestone pathway winds it way to an oval plaza in the middle where there is also a tool shed. The lower area will feature a flagstone patio surrounded by plants on all sides. The gardeners put out bistro tables and chairs that are easily moved around. This allows them to rearrange the space for the summer movie series. GrowNYC provided assistance with the renovation. A colorful mural graces the wall at the lower end of the garden. TPL installed wrought iron fencing and water.



On Monday, July 11, we launched the “Oh SNAP!” educational campaign with a live mural painting on a Greenmarket, Co. delivery truck. The “Oh SNAP!” campaign was designed to draw attention to the fact that GrowNYC’s network of Greenmarkets accept electronic benefits cards (EBT) and shoppers can use their SNAP benefits to purchase farm-fresh produce from the region’s mid-sized family farmers.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.