In New York City, more than half of the residents do not have outdoor spaces, especially space for planting a garden. Many settle for small window boxes, views of tree tops or visiting to a park. But I should mention, that not every park in NYC has greenery. A lot of the”public parks” are made of concrete with few trees. That is why nothing compares to Manhattan’s Central Park. Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and Queen’s Flushing Meadows or Astoria Park are also great contenders, all designed by Fredrick Olmsted.
By mid-day when we are all clicking away on our computers a quick break from our high-rise office views may be what every New Yorker craves. Lucky for me, I work near the Flower District, a neighborhood covered in mainly flower shops, which cover the sidewalks with their merchandise. Whether it’s plants to pot or bouquets to take-away the beauty and smells are some of the best on the island.
I’m not sure how many flowers actually grow in New York City, but there sure is a good amount of hope. One could hope in the month of August that summer lasts a little bit longer.