Hope Community's Modesto "Tin" Flores Garden

Hope Community's Modesto "Tin" Flores Garden
Lexington Ave btwn E. 104 & 105th Street
East Harlem, Manhattan
Founded in 1981

This is a special ornamental garden in East Harlem, a collaboration of Hope Community, an East Harlem non-profit, and GrowNYC. You enter the front area and a small footbridge greets you on the right. It traverses a concrete stream that once carried water from a textured mural depicting a jungle waterfall. A narrow brick pathway leads the visitor to different sitting areas. Mature birch trees provide dappled shade.



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.