Supporters

Political Supporters | Institutional Supporters | Business Supporters | Individual Supporters

Political Supporters

Capital funding:

Council Member Margaret Chin ($1,300,000)
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer ($750,000)
Former Council Member Alan Gerson ($360,000)
Council member Rosie Mendez with support from Council Speaker Christine Quinn ($250,000)
NY State Senator Daniel Squadron ($100,000)
NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ($1,000,000)

Donations:
NY State Senator Daniel Squadron (flyers)

Programming and Events:

NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (attended and spoke)
NY State Senator Daniel Squadron (attended and spoke)
Borough President Scott Stringer (attended and spoke)
City Council Member Margaret Chin (attended and spoke)
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (attended and spoke)

Institutional Supporters

Capital funding:
Lower Manhattan Development Fund ($900,000 grant awarded in 2011)
New York State DOT ($2,500,000 grant awarded 1/2014)

Donations:
Liz Christie Garden (planting and watering supplies)
LES Ecology Center (one-time fiscal conduit for private donations)
Open Space Institute (current fiscal sponsor for donations)
Abrons Art Center (tables for events)

Programming and Events:
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Partnerships for Parks
Ana Luisa Garcia Community Center
Hester Street Collaborative (participatory design activities, amid much else)
Henery St Settlement Youth Programs (basketball clinic)
Manny Cantor Center (family fitness activities)
New Yorkers for Parks (daffodil bulbs)
Local Spokes (bike tune-ups & decorating)
Friends of Seward Park (publicity to their e-lists)
Asian Americans for Equality (publicity/outreach)
Saint Mary’s (publicity/outreach)
GOLES (publicity/outreach)

Space:
Abrons Art Center
Grand Street Settlement – Beacon Center
Hillman Housing Cooperative (use of gardening area, water faucet, and wi-fi router placement)

Business Supporters

Capital funding:
None to date

Donations:
SoHo House NY (cash for programming)
SPiN NYC (membership prizes)
Two Boots Pizza (gift certificate prizes)
Recycle-a-Bicycle (raffle prizes)
Town & Gardens (plants)
Lightning and Trumpet (logo design work)
Roots and Vines (gift certificate donation)
Doughnut Plant (food for events)
Donnybrook (raffle prizes)

Programming and Events:
Henge Table (installation of the Ping Pong table)
SPiN NYC (publicity and tournament ref)
Frank’s Bike Shop
Oragami USA
Vaska Advanced Botanicals

Individual Supporters

Capital funding:
None to date

Donations:
Jeremy Horland (WordPress installation and technical issues)

Programming and Events:
Karen Overton
Wally Green (May 2012 tournament fun)
Evan Forsch (caricature artist)
And all the neighbors who have come to events, gardened, signed in support, and had fun

Space:
None to date