Space comes at a premium in New York; we all know this to be true. Large outdoor park spaces such as Van Cortlandt, Central, Prospect, Latourette and Kissena are weekend havens for the millions of residents who live across the five boroughs.
In addition to public parks, there are community gardens interspersed in neighborhoods around the city. These gardens will generally have time scheduled for the general public but they also contain planter boxes for individual use.
You look up and your eye follows the length of the train bridge overhead. Above you, passing on those tracks are Metro-North trains taking passengers up to White Plains, along the Hudson and over to Connecticut.
Your lower your gaze and it front of you is a long path of greenery, found at the Urban Garden Center. It is a garden of eden on 116th street and Park Avenue. Surrounded by the city, you are standing amongst trees, flowers, succulents, vegetable and herb sprouts.
By Seth Fera-Schanes When the cold won’t abate and you are just longing for summer, it helps to go through your photos and reminisce on warmer days of the past and anticipate the coming spring. We did that just for you and have a few pictures to help […]
Most people who visit Nashville make sure to trek down Broadway and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. But for those who manage to break away from the quintessential country-themed highlights of Music City, Nashville houses some truly exceptional museums and art galleries:
Whether you have a DSLR or smartphone, photo opportunities present themselves all the time in New York. You might stumble across some frozen camel milk at a grocery store on 42nd and 11th avenue or find your way across the George Washington Bridge for an afternoon hike in the Palisades. Walking around let’s you experience all this great city has to offer (and will give you some things to circle back on and visit for a more in-depth visit the next time around.)
By Seth Fera-Schanes I set out to make a dish that accomplished two goals: have an affordable light lunch or dinner starter and use the fresh cilantro I have been growing in my garden. Check and mate. Cost cutting is always helpful in the city. Dining out multiple […]
By Elissa Gilbert I’m a New York native, and I like to think I’ve been all through the city. But I’ve never spent time in the East Village. It’s very far east, but that was just my excuse: the East Village intimidated me. Between Hells Angels, punk rock, […]
By Elissa Gilbert You walk past palm trees in the sun-filled atrium of the Winter Garden to the entrance of Le District, so visiting the new Francophiliac shop in Battery Park City brought the Riviera to mind more than Paris. The decadence of a French vacation starts as […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Take the 2/3 subway line out to Brooklyn for an afternoon visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Located next the the Brooklyn Museum, you can make this a two for one trip or just decide to focus on gardens. The botanical garden is over 100 […]
Aside from herbs, a succulent garden is a low maintenance, low space and all around fun option. There are so many varieties of succulents and you can literally cram them all in a small space and they seem to thrive. For around $3 a piece you can mix and match shapes and heights and come up with a really nice little garden. Also, tending to your New York City succulent garden is quite therapeutic and will let you take care of something that won’t expire if (i.e when) you don’t water for a few days.