Thank you to the generous donors to the Murray Hill Malls on Park Avenue!

Monday, September 18, 2017

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.

As of October 19, 2017, the following buildings and businesses have responded to our pleas. If you do not see your building’s name on this list as a Benefactor, please urge your landlord or Board of Directors to join us to ensure that our beloved Park Avenue Malls remain the prettiest and most beautifully-maintained in New York City. Please remember that The Park Avenue Malls are supported by your donations, and we count on everyone to pay their fair share.

Underwriter ($5,000 +)

The Park Avenue Tavern

Benefactor ($2,500 - $4,999)

2 Park Avenue
7 Park Avenue
10 Park Avenue
15-17 Park Avenue
20 Park Avenue
23 Park Avenue
40 Park Avenue
41 Park Avenue
45 Park Avenue
70 Park Avenue
90 Park Avenue

Patron ($1,500 - $2,499)

35 Park Avenue
99 Park Avenue

Gardener ($500-$1,499)

50 Park Avenue
Bartow Insurance
Church of the Incarnation
The Coleture Group
Federal Home Savings and Loan Bank of New York
Philip and Cheryl Greenberg
Ben, Ashley and Hudson Harris
Rodney Hilburn
Interiors by John Chadwick
Kanaris General Contracting Corporation
The Kitano Hotel
Knockout Renovation
Mark and Josephine Mansour
Metropolitan Commercial Bank
Ann G. Neuman, Morgan Stanley
The New York Design Center
Theodore Alexander Furniture
Sanford Hall Carpet
Thomas Schumacher

If you would like to donate to POPA, please contact John Chadwick, email:

Blizzard of January 2016! 
Malls on Park Avenue in Winter


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