2. Alice’s Garden
Alice’s Garden is located on West 34th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. The garden’s namesake was a woman named Alice Parsekian, who according to the garden’s web page, cared for the garden until her death in 2010. Parsekian was born in Armenia and moved to the Bronx and eventually to the Webster Women’s Residence on West 34th Street. After her death, the garden was revitalized in 2011 as part of a joint effort by CultivateHKNY, the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association, Clinton Housing Development Company, Manhattan Community Board 4 and the Port Authority of NY and NJ. CultivateHKNY is responsible for maintaining a number of gardens and green spaces around Hell’s Kitchen including Adam’s Garden, the Children’s Garden, Bob’s Park and Juan Alonso Community Garden and Park.
There are 20 community member plots and two common areas in Alice’s Garden maintained by members of the community, gardeners and YAI’s day program.