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. Pictured, top right: Brad Hoylman, Kate Bostock (JSBA Chair), Gale Brewer, and Corey Johnson. Pictured, bottom right: Corey Johnson; Susan Sipos and Barry Benepe of the West Village Committee; Paula Feddersen, JSBA Chair Emeritus; Kate Bostock; Michael Talbot, President of the West Village Committee, which oversees the garden; and other officers of the JSBA.
In 2017, the JSBA took over maintenance of the "triangle garden" at the junction of Jane Street, 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.
Planning, permitting and construction for the new fence took several years and a lot of hard work from many people and city agencies; it was a grassroots labor of love. Jane Street's many friends, local and political, turned out to celebrate!
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. For more about street trees, contact NYC Parks.
We are also enormously grateful to our neighbors who donated to the fence project. We would not have been able to do this without you! The NYS Dept of Transportation planted the area in September 2019 and we look forward to years of green along the West Side Highway and Jane Street. Please reach out to us with any questions or comments. Pictured, left : Jane Street volunteers digging in compost.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the New York City Parks Department has requested all GreenThumb gardens remain closed to their membership and the general public until further notice. More information from the West Village Committee
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