Steven Thrasher The lawn is green and full, just in time to have a big ass tent plopped down to make the grass RIP.
One of the Great Mysteries of Brooklyn which has long perplexed us is what happens every year to the Cherry Esplanade at the Brooklyn.
The Cherry Esplanade is a treasure, especially in April. The grove comprises one of the most beautiful collection of blossoming cherry trees in the state, if not along the East Coast. (Indeed, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the ideal spot, we can personally attest, to practice walking outdoors if you ever find yourself needing to practice walking in public arenas without too much congestion for some reason.)
But it has always baffled us just why this Nirvana like grove with the beautiful lawn and the gorgeous rows of meticulously cared for trees is sullied annually. During the garden's annual Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival, this lawn is blemished with a big ass tent, which not only tramples the grass for damn near a year (it was fenced off until last week), but kind of ruins the idyllic setting. Really -- if so much thought is put into making this spot so beautiful (and it really is stunning), why is it blemished at the height of its season?More »
This weather is really something! For everyone besides weekend bloggers. You're probably out frolicking already, aren't you. But if you're not -- if you're hungover and melting into a blob in front of Jersey Shore, mired in an existential crisis about what you're doing with your life -- it's time to go outside. Forthwith, five ideas we just came up with to enjoy the first few days of spring, even if it is kind of cloudy. And a little windy. And not really that warm. Anyway.
The Economic Development Corporation of New York has agreed to a contract that will provide a year-round ferry service in the East River, moving people between Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, WNYC reports. New York Waterway's BillyBey Ferry Company will charge either $3.00 or $5.50 depending on distance, with the boats operating along seven stops from Long Island City to Fulton Ferry Landing. Each ferry can hold either 99 or 149 passengers and bikes are allowed! Full map after the jump.