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June 1, 2017

Spring!


“As the City awakens from winter and begins to bloom, the effects of DDC’s beautification and sustainability efforts become apparent,” said DDC Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora. “The plantings we install in public plazas, the trees added during infrastructure projects, and the green roofs we incorporate into public building designs promote wellness in the urban environment and help the City meet its environmental goals.”


Astor Place

Astor Place

A new Village Plaza, along the west side of 3rd avenue between 5th and 6th street, offers granite block seating for pedestrians and their pets amidst an array of planters stocked with greenery and newly planted trees that will offer shade for years to come.

Astor Place

The advent of spring brings forth budding leaves from a tree in Astor Place and beckons sun starved pedestrians to the newly installed seating in Alamo Plaza.

Fordham Plaza

Fordham Plaza

Green is everywhere, in our planters and on our backs, in the new Fordham Plaza in the Bronx.

Bioswale - Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bioswale - Williamsburg, Brooklyn<

A tree grows in Brooklyn in the midst of a flourishing bioswale.

Wiloughby Plaza

Wiloughby Plaza

Fresh landscaping surrounds the outdoor lunch crowd in Wiloughby Plaza, keeping the nearby traffic out of sight and out of mind.

Plaza de Las Americas

Plaza de Las Americas

Every day is market day at Plaza de Las Americas, where vendors now have a permanent home to sell fresh fruits and vegetables.

Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden

The green roof atop the LEED Platinum Queens Botanical Garden visitor center is a blooming meadow in the heart of Flushing.

Zerega Ave EMS

Zerega Ave EMS

The Zerega Avenue EMS green roof pulls a double shift, harnessing solar power while also providing blossoming plant life that is popular with the local honeybee population.

Queens Farm Museum

Queens Farm Museum

The Queens Farm Museum, where a greenhouse rehabilitation is nearly complete, sprouts rows of Bibb Lettuce.

Park Slope Library

Park Slope Library

A new reading garden at the Park Slope Library has blossomed just in time to shine some sun on story time.


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