Neighborhood Resources

Our online Neighborhood Resources is a collection of our favorite how-to guides, grant opportunities, workshops, city services and more. New York City is home to a wealth of resources—gather the tools to better your community here!

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NYCHA Gardening

The New York City Housing Authority's Garden & Greening Program provides free seeds, bulbs, compost, technical assistance and more to registered NYCHA gardens. Gardens must submit an application to the management office every year to qualify.

Type: City Services

Free Compost or Mulch for Street Trees

NYC Compost offers small quantities of compost or mulch to improve the soil in NYC street tree beds.

Type: City Services

Trees in NYC

MillionTreesNYC is a citywide, public-private program that aims to plant and care for 1 million new trees across the city over the next decade.

Type: City Services

Golden Apple Awards for Schools

Golden Apple Awards for Schools awards schools that demonstrate model school recycling programs and are in compliance with NYC recycling regulations.

Type: City Services

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti Free NYC offers free graffiti removal to properties throughout the five boroughs. The Mayor's Paint Program provides volunteer groups with supplies and paint for clean-up projects.

Type: City Services

Tree Services

The Parks Department Forestry Services of each borough provides a variety of tree and sidewalk-related services to New York City.

Type: City Services