The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, as documented above by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, included flooding in the South Ferry subway station in lower Manhattan, home to the lovely tree installation by the Starn brothers we reported on four years ago. Back then, the station looked like this:
Posts Tagged ‘New York’
Posted in Plants elsewhere in NYC, Plants worldwide, Questions & discussion, tagged city, ecology, hurricane sandy, New Haven, New York, sandy, subway, trees, weather on 31 October 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Photo courtesy of local ecologist.
local ecologist is a super-knowledgable urban ecology blog in New York, with whom Urban Plant Research has long been exchanging ideas and comments, and whom we are long overdue in recommending. From lovely photos and accurate IDs of local fruits and foliage (as in the picture above, of hawthorn) to investigations of urban space and architecture, local ecologist reports on a wide variety of subjects and is packed with in-depth information.
Our roving plant reporter Phoebe Kuo, aka my sister, found a birthday bouquet yesterday while traveling through LaGuardia Airport in New York City late at night. Although she had just endured a late evening flight following a long day of work, our birthday girl was on the alert for urban plants and snagged this cell phone shot of the perfect pretzel pairing. Is Auntie Anne’s pretzels, a LaGuardia snack mainstay, offering urban plants in Big Gulp-sized cups? If so, you heard it here first.
Posted in Plants elsewhere in NYC, Projects from others, tagged architecture, city, experimental, low line, manhattan, New York, park, raadstudio, subway, trolley, urban plants on 21 September 2011 | 4 Comments »
And now for something completely different… simply by proposing a new park, three New York entrepreneurs have made waves among Manhattanites, urban planners and architecture nerds. The reason: their want to put the park completely underground, in a defunct trolley station on the Lower East Side, which looks like this:
Posted in Berlin plants, Edible plants, recipes, Plants elsewhere in NYC, tagged bärlauch, Berlin, edible plants, foraging, New York, new york parks department, park, rangers, woodruff on 2 August 2011 | 3 Comments »
Edible plants (woodruff and bear’s garlic) spotted on a foraging tour in a Berlin park.
The New York Times chimed into our discussion on urban foraging this weekend with an article about the New York City Parks Department enforcing park rules about foraging: namely, that it is not allowed.
The weather has been very mercurial lately, swinging from warm summery days for short sleeves to gusty days like today when I go back inside to get my sweater. The weather is whipping the trees around too and I bet some of them would be happy to have sweaters too, like these trees I saw in Brooklyn back in January.
With the ivy-graffiti still on my mind, I’d like to share some more amazing instances of climbing plants I’ve discovered in Park Slope. This photograph that I took a little while ago, with its lush, dark ivy, reminds me of Leslie’s photograph of Juncker’s Hotel Garni, minus the beautiful way the ivy flows into windowboxes.