Culture on the Cheap
Something Neat: A Garden Grows In Greenpoint
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
When the sun makes a much-needed appearance some people go to the beach or for a walk in the park. Not yours truly. Since the weather was lovely— if a little brisk— yesterday I took a little time to step out, stop and smell the roses— in the shadow of the Shit Tits. You see, on North Henry Street between Greenpoint and Meserole Avenue I stumbled upon (the remains of) something remarkable: a guerrilla garden.
Granted, this looks like a Wuthering Heights/Grey Gardensesque mass of overgrowth now but at one time it must have been quite beautiful.
But there are also for your delectation roses…
Speaking for myself I would NOT put anything in my body that was grown in the soil here— much less within eye (and nose) shot of the Eastern seaboard’s largest waste treatment plant. But to each their own. If you happen to find yourself in this area, dear readers, swing by and give this garden a look-see. It’s really neat!
P.S.: Be sure to see the remains of an ingenious ad hoc hydroponic set-up down the block while you’re there.