Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center

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.

​During National Latinx Heritage Month in the United States we recognize the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic Americans to the country's history, heritage, and culture. Learn more from GrowNYC's FARMroots Beginning Farmer Program Manager, Gabriela Pereyra. 

  • 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.

  • Education

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