About Green Below 14

Improving Parks Together

The Challenge

NYC PARKS ARE UNDERFUNDED

New York City directs only 0.55% of its annual expense budget to 29,000 acres of NYC Parks.

DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN IS PARK STARVED

The NYC standard for open space is 2.5 acres per 1,000 residents and downtown Manhattan is well below this standard. Manhattan Community Board 2 and Manhattan Community Board 3 have open space ratios of 0.58 and 0.66 acres per 1,000 residents, respectively.

Green Below 14

Who we are

Green Below 14 is a non-profit organization incorporated in New York State.  GB14 promotes community involvement and financial support for the maintenance, development and improvement of parks, playgrounds and other open spaces.


Our Mission

Our mission is to improve parks, playgrounds and open space in downtown Manhattan below 14th Street.  We are improving parks together with the community.