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Kosciusko Street Park

Kosciusko Street Park

Kosciusko Street & Marcus Garvery Blvd. Brooklyn, NY,

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This garden was once an abandoned lot strewn with trash. In 1977, the community, through the Council on the Environment of New York City’s Plant A Lot program, organized to beautify this plot of land. The Plant A Lot project provides assistance in creating new gardens and community open spaces, and the rehabilitation of this site required the dedication and cooperation of several groups. The Urban Resources Partnership gave $77,000, the Council on the Environment gave $45,315, the Northeast Brooklyn Housing and Development Corporation donated $23,362, the Enterprise Foundation gave $10,000, the Trust for Public Land, $8,000, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden provided $1,850. The 400 Block Kosciuszko Street Block Association and the Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation also lent support. The work in the garden has been aided by the work of many community volunteers, including seniors from the Roosevelt Houses, and participants in the Alternative Sentence Program. The garden, on Kosciuszko Street between Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Throop Avenue, is a partnership between Parks and the community groups that work to maintain it. In addition to its wide variety of plants, the garden includes a circular seating area with red brick pavers, a bird house, gazebo, gravel paths, benches, picnic tables and a mural painted by local artist Nafissa Camara. The mural shows children discovering the world and the natural environment around them.



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