40 Secret Gardens, Parks And Green Spaces Hidden Across NYC
Friday, June 14, 2013, by Hana R. Alberts
Now that summer is really and truly upon us, we thought we’d explore some of the lesser-known green gems tucked away in far-flung corners of New York City. When everyone you know is spreading an old sheet out on a grassy knoll in Prospect Park or taking their cousin for a stroll along the High Line, a storehouse of under-the-radar spots becomes crucial. From unexpected oases in the atria of office buildings (Ford Foundation, we’re looking at you) to 17th-century farmhouses that still keep piglets in a pen and crops a-growin’ (oh hey, Queens County Farm Museum), there’s a destination for every stripe of flora- and fauna-lover in all five boroughs. Follow our map, and you’ll be trading in that concrete jungle for a real one (well, almost) in no time.
“This is a quirky green space run by a dedicated group of gardeners and avid horticulturalists from the area, who have banded together to form Friends of Brook Park. From a coop with 15 chickens to arts and culture events, the park is a true community gathering place.”