Gardening in New York

Posted on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 by midcenturyjo

As you walk along the man-made canyons of New York it pays to look up. You may just see a green tendril hanging down or glimpse a few tree tops waving in the wind. Even better if you’re high up in one of its buildings you may be teased by private green spaces below. I thought I’d share two such gardens by Brook Landscape, the first at the top of a disused fire escape in Soho and the other on a terrace in Midtown East.


Beautiful! Yes, New York is a city notoriously short on space. No space for plantation. Due to own willing power, few tried to create greenery around them in their own place. Good attempt.

Axie says:

Wow! You two have been busy! I’m sure you’ve had a ton of work getting this back up and running- thank you for the effort it must have taken. I’m sure it’s going to take a little time to figure out the new format, for me anyway, but looks great so far!

Gorgeous terrace post, also!

midcenturyjo says:

Thanks Axie. Just click on everything and you’ll figure it out but remember if it gets too confusing just go to the archives and go month by month and it will look a lot like the old blog. And don’t forget to check out the room buttons on the home page 😃

Axie says:

Thanks, Jo- I couldn’t get a comment to show at first so made a similar comment on another post- and now it showed up- oops And yes, time and playing around with the site will make it all familiar. Love it!

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