El Sitio Feliz

El Sitio Feliz at Union Settlement
203 E. 104th Street [map]
East Harlem, Manhattan
Founded in 1992, Rebuilt in 2013

El Sitio Feliz is a large 20,000 square foot community garden that also includes to a playground, amphitheatre, and large vine-covered pergola.  The playground is used daily by children from the Leggett Day Care Center, which is run by Union Settlement. It is has been designated a Great Public Space by the Project for Public Spaces.

The garden, originally built by GrowNYC in 1992, suffered substantial damage in Hurricane Sandy.  Thanks to support from Garnier, GrowNYC replaced all of the garden's wooden raised beds with new beds made from recycled plastic lumber, created a new children's garden area, installed fresh soil, and replaced old wooden picnic tables with new recycled plastic tables.

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York State's investment of $15 million in the construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. The hub, which will be used by GrowNYC's Greenmarket Co. program, will be a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot facility that will greatly increase New Yorkers' access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

  • 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.