Bryant Gardens, the 409-unit White Plains, NY cooperative, will launch its Community Gardens Project with a Grand Opening on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 10:00 am.
Recognized for the beauty of its 22 acre campus and for its interest in sustainability, Bryant Gardens combines beauty and sustainability in the new Bryant Community Gardens. The Grand Opening of the Community Gardens is on the final day of Earth Week, Saturday, April 24, 2010. There are 21 8-foot square plots in a fenced enclosure designed for vegetables and herbs.
White Plains Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona will be the Guest of Honor and preside over opening day ceremonies, including a ribbon cutting, ground breaking, and the announcement of resident’s garden allocations. A longtime gardener and enthusiastic proponent of going and growing green, Milagros has helped make Sustainability a household goal in White Plains.
The Gardeners, their neighbors, and invited guests will enjoy a tasty Buffet Breakfast catered by another friend of Sustainability, Koshy Cachko, owner of the Fair Deal Cafe at 253 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. After the ceremonies, guests can stroll the grounds including two formal gardens with gazebos.
The Bryant Gardens Cooperative, located in White Plains, NY off Bryant Avenue, between Mamaroneck Ave and North Street, consists of fifteen two-story Colonial style garden apartment buildings, two on a cul-de-sac off Bryant Avenue, and the remaining buildings on Bryant Crescent, a private road. Originally built in the early 1950s, they were converted to cooperative ownership beginning with a non-eviction plan in 1981. The complex includes thirteen sets of unattached garages, three large parking lots, and a centrally located private park.