Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center

430 E. 29th Street
Murray Hill, Manhattan
Founded in 2011

Built in a few short months in 2011, the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center was created on a stalled construction site next to Tom Collicchio's newest restaurant, Riverpark.

Working with ORE Architects, GrowNYC and Alexandria designed a temporary garden using recycled plastic milk crates and 100 different types of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Fresh produce from the farm is used by Riverpark.

When construction on the stalled site restarted one year later, the Riverpark Farm was picked up and relocated to another part of the Alexandria Center campus, where it sits today.  The farm's new location, along the North side of the Alexandria Center plaza, where it continues to grow fresh produce for Riverpark restaurant and offer a unique learning resource for the community.

As New York City and State responds to COVID-19, we want to update you on the steps we are taking--and recommending to you--to maintain GrowNYC Greenmarkets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites as vital community spaces in this time of uncertainty.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

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

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    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.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.