The NYC DPR and DYCD support MHNA programs!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association has received grants from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Youth and Community Development in 2019, 2020 and 2021. These grants range from $2,000 - $10,000. We are very grateful for the support of the DPR and the DYCD.

Over the years, the Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) committee has been leading our Park Avenue greening programs, providing ongoing landscaping and maintenance of the trees, ground cover and flowers on the Park Avenue Malls. The Parks Department and DYCD grant money helped to support this effort and was used to train homeless people in a neighborhood shelter to help with mall maintenance and to purchase shrubs, flowers, and tools for the project.

The 2021 grants will help with the celebration of the MHNA’s 60th anniversary. They will support placing art on the Park Avenue malls, when there are fewer restrictions on gatherings, and will also be used for banners and other notifications about the celebrations. All celebrations have been temporarily postponed due to the pandemic.

Heading up the MHNA Fundraising & Grants Committee is trustee, Paulette Long. With a background as an attorney, entrepreneur and founder and president of Not-For-Profit Grant Writers, she brings a great deal of relevant experience to this mission. Trustee Stephanie Holzback is also on this committee.