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HPD Awards Garden to Developer
Garden Supporters Vow to Fight

On Dec. 8, the City announced the selection of a developer, Pennrose, LLC, to destroy the Garden.  Do not be fooled by pretty architectural renderings. Pennrose’s development plan will destroy the Garden as it is today.

Please contribute today to fund the fight to save Elizabeth Street Garden from development. Your gift will defray the cost of vital legal advice, public relations and community outreach.

Fund the Fight!

Read Statement from Elected Officials and Community Board 2 Opposing the City’s Plan to Build Housing on Elizabeth Street Garden.


Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden remains independent and fully committed to our mission to preserve Elizabeth Street Garden as a unique public green, open space and New York City Park.
Developing the Garden Is a Bad Idea
HPD Is Not Telling the Truth

Since 2013, Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden has solicited and secured support for saving the Garden from 7,500 community members, Community Board 2, 21 parks and community organizations, and nearly all of our local elected officials. Find details on our Supporters page.

These elected officials also support developing affordable housing at an alternative site that provides five times as much housing for local seniors, a site previously promised as parkland that will not be available if the Garden is developed.