The members of Patrons of Park Avenue support the care, maintenance and planting of the malls of Park Avenue in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City.
The glorious red tulips, the pink cherry blossoms, the flowering magnolias, the summer begonias, the seasonal Christmas trees with sparkling lights and the Menorah are all due to the planning and work of this busy beautification group, which oversees the Park Avenue Malls from 34th to 39th Street.
Funding for the seasonal planting and maintenance programs is provided by donations from Park Avenue building owners, co-op boards, condo buildings, private donations, grants, and the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association.
The Founding of POPA
In the early 1980’s, a group of community leaders and Park Avenue building owners concerned about the deterioration of the iron fences surrounding the malls and the barren garden areas came together to form Patrons of Park Avenue (“POPA”).
Working together with the New York City Parks Department (malls are the property of NYC Parks Department) and a landscape architect, a plan was developed to restore the iron fences to the original design, dating from 1850 along with an annual seasonal planting & maintenance program.
How POPA Works
All are welcome to be involved. For more information please contact us.