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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

New York City's Brand

If you were in Midtown Manhattan on a spring day, it would be easy to find no signs of spring other than air temperature and changed light. But as far as birds, bees, grass, flowers, trees, and any other living testaments to nature's seasonal exuberance, you need to look further afield from the concrete jungle that my high school guidance counselor was apparently quite familiar with - see the story here.

There are parks where nature reigns - Central Park, Prospect Park, Van Cortlandt, et. al. And there are neighborhoods and streets where nature shines. But, like most other living things in New York City, certain plants (and people) do much better than others. So, in aggregate, the city has its own brand of nature, often dominated with plants that are hardy survivors, like the London Planetree, or the Callery Pear seen in today's photo on lower Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village looking north to the Empire State Building.

A city and its people define its environment. And here, even Mother Nature yields to New York City's brand ...



4 comments:

Mirela said...

Is it just me or do allergen-heavy plants thrive really well in city environments? It seems to me they're there for a purpose - to remind us there's more than concrete...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo!

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

love the city trees. there's something so wonderfully contrasty about a flowering tree in full bloom against a hard city building....

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely shot of the city.