Above, a rendering of renovation plans for the long-neglected park that runs along West Street between Jane and Horatio. It now has an elegant fence, and planting will start in spring 2019. It is the newest responsibility of the JSBA, along with the Triangle Garden at the junction of 8th Avenue and West 4th Street. We now also maintain additional trees and tree pits on Hudson Street between Horatio and 12th Street.
Planning, permitting and construction for the new fence took several years and a lot of hard work from many people. The Jane Street Garden, at the corner of 8th Avenue, is a Community Garden, part of the NYC Parks GreenThumb Program. It is maintained by the West Village Committee through an agreement with GreenThumb.
Speakers included New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who provided funding for the fence;
Brad Hoylman, our State Senator; Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President; and Carter Booth, the new president of Community Board 2. Attendees included Michael Talbot, Susan Sipos, and Barry Benepe of the West Village Committee, which oversees the garden; and officers of the JSBA. This list is in progress — send us an email if you were there, too, and would like to be mentioned!
We are enormously grateful to our neighbors who donated to the fence project and to our fiscal sponsor Greenbelow14 for enabling donations to be tax-deductible. The fence needs a few final tweaks and New York State Dept of Transportation has promised us a spring 2019 planting and maintenance of the area going forward. Please reach out to us with any questions or comments.
Pictured, above : Jane Street volunteers digging in compost in October, 2018
Fun photos of friends of the fence! Above, from left: Brad Hoylman, Kate Bostock, Gale Brewer, and Corey Johnson. Pictured right: Ribbon-cutters (from l.) Corey Johnson, Susan Sipos, Barry Benepe, Paula Feddersen, Kate Bostock, and Michael Talbot.
In 2017, the JSBA took over maintenance of the "triangle garden" at the junction Jane, W. 4th Street, and 8th Avenue. We contract with the Horticultural Society of New York, "The Hort," which performs twice-monthly maintenance from spring through late fall. The work is supported solely by JSBA dues and donations. Please click here for more information about the inspiring work of The Hort.
The trees of Jane Street are maintained by the JSBA through a contract with Bartlett Tree Experts. Work, including feeding and pruning, is performed once or twice annually depending on tree condition. Tree maintenance is supported solely by JSBA dues and donations to the Tree Fund. For more about street trees, contact NYC Parks.