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535 Havemeyer Avenue [map]
Castle Hill, Bronx
Founded in 1970, rebuilt in 2015
Havemeyer Garden Association was an enormous community garden spanning the entire triangular block between Havemeyer, Zerega, and Randall Avenues for more than 35 years until it was displaced by construction of a new FDNY EMS station in 2009.
Construction on the EMS station finished in 2014, and GrowNYC worked with the neighborhood to design a new 7,600 square foot garden on a lot preserved by FDNY. In 2015, the garden was rebuilt with 25+ raised beds, a new shed, picnic tables, garden benches, and a combination of new and old garden members. The EMS station's green roof collects rainwater into a large cistern accessible from inside the garden.