Thank you to the generous donors to the Murray Hill Malls on Park Avenue!
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 on Park Avenue and the barren garden areas, came together to form The Patrons of Park Avenue, a committee of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association. Led by Irma Worrell Fisher, the founding Chair of POPA, this committee working together with the New York City Parks Department (malls are the property of NYC Parks Department) and a landscape architect, developed a plan to restore the iron fences to the original design, dating from 1850 along with an annual seasonal planting and maintenance program. Since that time, POPA has raised all of the funds necessary to plant, clean and maintain the beloved Murray Hill Malls on Park Avenue.
There are several levels at which individuals, buildings and businesses can support POPA. Each of the buildings that line Park Avenue are asked to contribute $2,500 annually to help pay for the maintenance of the malls. Individuals can support POPA as Gardeners and Tree Sponsors for as little as $500 per year, or can become patrons for as little as $1,500 per year.
If you would like to donate to POPA, please contact John Chadwick, email: email@example.com.
Photo: Blizzard of January 2016!