New York City

Mr. Peanut and company took the Big Apple by storm on October 3, 2011 with the opening of the New York City Planters Grove, located at New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA) Lillian Wald Houses on Manhattan's Lower East Side. America's favorite nut was joined by youth corps members from Green City Force, NYCHA residents and Kraft employees for a day of community planting to add the finishing touches to the Planters Grove. The NYC Grove is the third vibrant, green park built in the U.S. as part of Planters' "Naturally Remarkable" program in 2011.

Planters was also joined by U.S. Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, New York State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, New York City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, NYCHA Chairman John Rhea and NYCHA Commissioner Margarita López to officially open New York City's Planters Grove.

Located at Avenue D between 4th and 5th Streets, the Planters Grove provides NYCHA residents with more than 8,000 square feet of usable green space – helping to expand access to parkland in a neighborhood cited by New Yorkers for Parks as lacking adequate open space. Additionally, this Planters Grove furthers New York City's PlaNYC goal of creating more accessible open space citywide and ensuring every New Yorker lives within a 10-minute walk from a park.

Take a look at the photos below from the NYC Planters Grove build:

The NYC Grove welcoming sign.

An aerial view of the build.

The NYC Planters Grove nestled among the Lillian Wald Houses.

Local politicians stop by to lend support to the youth corps members from Green City Force.

Mr. Peanut pauses to relax on a bench in the newest Planters Grove.

A distinguished gentleman in a top hat gets his hands dirty.