Project Renewal would like to thank Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer for awarding $221,000 towards our Third Street Shelter, and Councilmember Mendez for awarding $222,000 for a new garden at Third Street.
The funds will help transform the underutilized lot next to the Third Street Shelter into a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and useful for shelter residents. Project Renewal will work with the surrounding community and current shelter residents to create a design that will incorporate recreational and community bonding opportunities.
The new yard will also include raised beds and a greenhouse, which will be used to enhance training for Culinary Arts Training Program students and provide activities for shelter residents who are interested in gardening and horticulture therapy. The garden will provide fresh greens and produce for shelter meals.