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New York Restoration Project plants trees at Maria Hernandez Park in Brooklyn

January 4, 2011

New York Restoration Project

Last month the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the New York City Parks Department, planted 74 trees at Maria Hernandez Park in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn to repair damage caused by the September 16th tornadoes. NYRP, founded in 1995 by actress/singer Bette Midler, is a non-profit organization dedicated to reclaiming and restoring New York City parks, community gardens and open space. In partnership with the City of New York, NYRP is also leading MillionTreesNYC – an initiative to plant and care for one million new trees throughout New York City’s five boroughs by 2017. Check out NYRP’s website to learn more!

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Maria Hernandez Park in Brooklyn

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New York Restoration Project in Brooklyn


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Shira permalink
    January 4, 2011 8:47 pm

    Avi!! You were in my hood and didn’t stop by! tsk. ;)

    I’m super frickin glad the felled trees are being replaced. I worked at the Bushwick Farmer’s Market outside the park for 6 months, and I was working the market at another location when the storm hit. Everyone I spoke with was saddened by the damaged and destroyed trees. It will be good to see the new trees in bloom this spring.

    Beautiful photos as always. I hope you are well.

  2. January 4, 2011 11:09 pm

    Oops, didn’t know you live nearby! I saw photos from the tornado aftermath and they’re unbelievable. I too am glad they quickly replanted new trees and they look great!

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