Something Neat: A Garden Grows In Greenpoint

October 27, 2009 by
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.

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Granted, this looks like a Wuthering Heights/Grey Gardensesque mass of overgrowth now but at one time it must have been quite beautiful.

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Sunflowers abound.

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But there are also for your delectation roses…

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morning glories…

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and tomatoes?!?

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!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Be sure to see the remains of an ingenious ad hoc hydroponic set-up down the block while you’re there.

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One Comment on Something Neat: A Garden Grows In Greenpoint

  1. elchipznyc on Tue, 27th Oct 2009 12:44 pm
  2. I love your blog!
    the “hydroponic set-up” was from a project done by the Urban Homesteading Project, funded by F.E.A.S.T.
    Check out some of our other projects

    urbanhomesteadingproject.org

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