Bovis Lend Lease and Columbia University Help Improve an Upper Manhattan Treasure

Riverside Valley Community Garden was given a helping hand on Thursday, Sept. 25, when Bovis Lend Lease, in collaboration with Columbia University, held their 13th annual Community Day. More than 60 employees from Bovis Lend Lease-a global management construction company-and Columbia University converged on Riverside Drive and 135th Street just north of Columbia's proposed Manhattanville campus and worked in shifts to help beautify the garden by replacing damaged fencing, painting benches, changing mulch and patching up the asphalt jogging path. With their help, the garden can continue to flourish and provide free fruits and vegetables to the community ... Read more


Community Garden founder Jenny Benítez and her husband, Victor