Honored to be recognized by AAFE!

The Sara Roosevelt Park Community Coalition is honored to receive an award from Asian Americans for Equality “for improving the quality of life and living conditions for low-income residents in New York City”.


May 14, 2014

Ms. Kathleen Webster Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition 30 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002

Parks budget and us

Parks has two key budget areas: Maintenance (Maintenance, Gardening and Security Staff) and Capital Construction improvement projects.

The Chair of City Council’s Parks Committee Mark Levine wants $27 million to be included in Parks budget ,over the amount already in place for maintenance, for “neighborhood parks (those not funded by wealthy conservancies).

Levine reported that […]

2014 Spring It’s My Park Day! Led by Jin Xiu Chen assisted by Eva Wong

The Hua Mei Bird Sanctuary in Sara Roosevelt Park


The Hua Mei Bird Sanctuary -photo by Lee Elson

From a post on 9/8/2009 by Brian Dubé

“…In 1995, three men, a Chinese banker and two former waiters, approached Anna Magenta, who, with Federico Sabini, had started the Forsyth Street Garden Conservancy in 1994 to improve the park. With her help, they petitioned […]

US Senator Gillabrand’s Representative visits M’Finda Kalunga Garden in Sara Roosevelt Park

Senator Kristen Gillabrand’s representative Patti Lubin visited the M’Finda Kalunga Garden as part of her tour of LES Community Gardens (also included were Children’s Magical Garden and Liz Christy).

Among other issues the Senator is trying to link NYC urban agriculture in community gardens with upstate farm agriculture.







New Parks Commissioner priorities: park equity, resilience, community health, safety and innovation

More good news!

“I believe in the anatomy of a place, of a city,” he said. “Parks are a system within a city. They are connected to culture. They are connected to traditions and memories, the economy, the natural systems. As a planner, I take a very different view of parks, as not just […]

Borough President Awards Grants to Sara Roosevelt Park

The Sara Roosevelt Park Community Coalition is pleased to have this grant for the Stanton Street Park building!

..a $250,000 grant was earmarked for the renovation of a comfort station in Sara D. Roosevelt Park….



Fairness in parks spending: Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Council

“..The focus on park equity, which fits in with Mayor de Blasio’s theme of inequality, follows years of huge capital expenditures on parks under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, with almost $1 billion going to a small number of parks, like Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governors Island and the High Line…”