NYC Parks is overseeing the work for a new fence for the Jane Street Garden, currently planned for two installments, the first starting May 17. We will update this space as we learn more.
An elegant wrought-iron fence will replace the sagging chain link, and a new layout will provide access for all. The planning and permitting took two years and a lot of hard work from many people. A special shout-out to Council Member Corey Johnson for providing funding for the fence. He also found time to visit the annual Jane Street Fair in 2016 and is pictured, right, with JSBA volunteers Kate, Marianne, and Cynthia. 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. Click here for a preview of the garden plans.
We have initiated a new project at the west end of Jane & Horatio Streets (rendering below). With the generosity of a few neighbors we were able to begin the project. We need to raise additional funds to complete the plantings and maintain the area for years to come. Please help with a
tax -deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor Greenbelow14 ,
d/b/a as Friends of Downtown Parks, NYC. Or write a check for your
tax-deductible donation payable to Friends of Downtown Parks, NYC and mail it to the Jane Street Block Association at 55 Jane Street NYC 10014.
With your help, we can keep growing the green for the neighborhood!
The trees of Jane Street are maintained by the JSBA through a contract with Bartlett Tree Experts. Work, including feeding and pruning, is performed one or twice annually depending on tree condition. Tree maintenance is the largest ongoing expense of the Association and is supported solely by JSBA dues and donations to the Tree Fund. For more about street trees, contact NYC Parks.
The West Street Garden in progress
Pictured, left: A rendering of renovation plans for the long-neglected park that runs along West Street between Jane and Horatio, to include a new fence and plantings. 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.