Thursday, April 3, 2008

Private Garden in Jackson Heights

Here is the photo of a private community garden tucked behind one of the co-op buildings in Jackson Heights, Queens. As you can see, only residents of these buildings have access to the garden. One of my co-workers live in one of these buildings. When the weather gets warmer, I will ask her to take me for a walk inside the garden.

So what is your most cherished possession?

18 comments:

Murphy_jay said...

oohhs..reminds me of the story of the secret garden..:)

My most cherished possession is a ring from a loved one.

alice said...

A garden in NYC, what a great privilege!
My most cherished possession is a brooch brought back from Vietnam (when this country was called Indochine...) to my grand-mother by my uncle, my grand-mother gave it to my mum and my mum gave it to me...Heirloom without any value but so precious to me.

Peter said...

My secret garden is hardly linked to a particular touchable item, rather to be found in my mind somewhere. (Hope you can squeeze in to this garden one day.)

teahouse said...

Hey, there's something quite alluring about a gated garden, isn't there? It's like how keys to Gramercy Park are so coveted..if it were open to the public, it might not be so alluring.

Strangetastes said...

Of course, your neighborhood has something very similar behind the one and two story houses in Sunnyside Gardens. Do you know anybody who lives over there who could let you into the community garden? It would be an interesting subject for your blog.

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

Cherished possessions...? hmm...

There are a few actually...photos of a deceased childhood buddy who passed, a few jewelry items given to me by the love of my life, and some photos of my mother and I.

Those are material items I would grab first in case of a fire I suppose.

Very good question. You made me think. I like.

From the Bayou State,
Brien

Changes in the wind said...

Hope you will be able to take more pictures when you can go....

Sonia said...

Looks a nice place, Ming!

Chuck Pefley said...

Ming, nice to know about the private gardens behind these brick fortresses. When I'm in Manhattan for a few days I suddenly realize how much I miss grass. Oh sure, there are parks and the very occasional planting strip, but not the same kind of urban neighborhood feel in smaller towns. Of course when I'm home, I curse that grass that I miss in NY because I'm required to mow and water. Never happy.

Good question today. One I need to ponder ... and decide upon ... we never know when that moment might arrive.

alice said...

In French, there is a sentence which says: "Ce que je chéris le plus ne m'appartient pas", it could be translated into "What I cherish the most doesn't belong to me". On this way, my children are my treasure...

Ex-Shammickite said...

How nice to have access to a private garden while living a city as big and as busy as NYC.
Who does the gardening?
The residents?

Elizabeth said...

Dear Ming
cool picture.
Paz and I found a secret garden in Chelsea the other day.
See my NY blog.
Am going upstate this w/e and back to Maroc next Thurs.
Are you ever in Chelsea?

marley said...

Its must be nice to have your own secret garden.

citygirl15 said...

I love private gardens....they are rare in NYC, but they do exist. My son's apartment on Horatio Street has their own private garden, and it's right outside his window. In the summer the hydrangea bushes are in full bloom, and the neighbors gather, some with their pets, enjoying wine and desserts.

Our building has a roof deck, but unfortunately there are no trees or plants, and the co-op has all these rules about no drinking and partying...BOOO.

Southern Heart said...

That looks like a very nice green space, especially in NYC. A childhood friend of mine lives on Wall Street (in one of those neat reno'd buildings), and I asked him if he ever misses having a yard like we both did growing up. He laughed and said "ever heard of Central Park?...it's the largest yard in the world". Guess he's ok with it. :)

I think that my most treasured possessions would be family photos/keepsakes. My mother passed away last year, and those items become more and more precious as time passes.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I've seen that garden.... from the outside, too.

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Can't wait to see what's back there...

Joy said...

I am such a sentimental person, so my most cherished possession would be the photos with loved ones and letters from my significant other.

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