Battery Park City Parks Conservancy is a non-profit organization that oversees the maintenance of 36 acres of parkland in Lower Manhattan.
This 172-acre island in New York Harbor was a quiet military installation under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army from 1794 to 1966 and of the Coast Guard until 1996. It now hosts free art exhibitions, festivals and ticketed concerts and is accessible by a free ferry.
Located in the East Village of Manhattan, Green Oasis and Gilbert’s Sculpture Gardens were founded in 1981, when the neighborhood still ached from the mass destruction, arson and drug use rampant during the preceding decades. The sister gardens aimed to provide a safe, green haven for all people, especially children. The gardens help stimulate the community, offering a space to perform theater, poetry and enjoy the fruits of nature.
The Irish Hunger Memorial, built in 2002 by Brian Tolle, commemorates the Irish-American experience in New York.
On multiple platforms, NYC-ARTS reports on New York City‚ cultural organizations, whose offerings greatly benefit residents and visitors‚ from children to adults, and teenagers to senior citizens. Through web sites, television, mobile applications and social media, NYC-ARTS nurtures New York City‚ position as a cultural capital of the world, one that has both world-renowned institutions and those that are focused on local communities.
Built in 1857 by renowned architect A.J. Davis (who also designed the famous Gothic mansion, Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY), the Villa was condemned by the City of Brooklyn in 1868 for the creation of Prospect Park. The Villa now houses borough headquarters for City of New York/Parks & Recreation, as well as the offices of the Park Administrator and the Prospect Park Alliance. At the Villa, you'll also find the Office of Special Events, where you can receive permits for a variety of special Park uses. Limited public parking is available. Litchfield Villa stands on a hilltop, 280 feet above sea level ...
Tots learn about technology as they slide and seesaw, climb a giant spiderweb, romp in sand pits and wind their way around big trees.
Socrates Sculpture Park is the principal outdoor site for contemporary sculpture in New York City. Set on a small cove off the East River, the 4.5-acre park consists of a large open space encircled by rock gardens, specially built walls, walkways and areas of wild grasses and boulders lining the waterfront. The sculpture has the dramatic Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.
In 2007, the garden was beautifully restored with generous support from Target. Nationally acclaimed garden designer and horticulturist Sean Conway partnered with New York Restoration Project (NYRP), local community groups – including the Bedford Garden Group and Block Association – and neighborhood residents to create the garden's stylish and innovative design.