Centro Cultural Rincon Criollo

Can the city come together around a single neighborhood garden?

Street address: Brook Ave between 156th and 157th Sts
Hours: Th–Su 2–10p
Getting there: 2, 5 trains to 3rd Ave-149th St

Once you arrive at the front gate: walk through the entranceway of this community garden, which is surrounded by a chain-link fence and has a small, lime green house in the middle. Turn left through the door and follow the path as it curves to the right.

Your key will unlock: the gate to the first garden on your left as you walk down the path.

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  1. Laura Brose says:

    I just went there today. I’ve been to community gardens before but the clubhouse in this one was better than many of the others I’ve seen. The garden itself was not such a big deal for me, but I used to work in the area and hadn’t been there for a few years, so seeing how the neighborhood had changed (some new stores, some older establishments remodeled/changed hands, etc.) was an experience for me.

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  3. L.A. says:

    Loved this spot, thanks Yvette for being our tourguide!!


  4. The Wings says:

    There’s a vegetable patch in the Bronx! Who knew?

  5. vistor says:

    best in the morning .care taker lets you take fruits off trees that have ripened .that are a great moring treat.grapes,pears and peaches.

  6. Tom Wall says:

    This is one of my favorite sites thus far! The garden was beautiful, and the people could not have been nicer. One lady was carrying a bag of figs grown in the garden and exhorted us to take handfuls of them! We also had grapes and a peach. Awesome.

  7. Matt Gaynord says:

    It’s a long walk from the subway station 2-5. Take the 55 bus toward Fordham Road and get off at 156 Street.
    People there are very nice and were very happy after getting three days of rain.