Fort Tryon Cottage, dating from 1908, was originally the Gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate and Mansion, located at what is now Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park.
It was a treat to finally get inside during today’s Open House New York. Hard to believe that this is in Manhattan.
The Garden at the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion, a tranquil hidden gem in a hectic city.
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Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden, New York.
Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm, Fuji Superia 400
Squibb Bridge, a plank-and-cable bridge connecting Squibb Park and Brooklyn Heights with the newly developed Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens
The United Nations HQ building seen from a lovely new garden area on Roosevelt Island, New York City.
Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm/f2.8 lens.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island designed by architect Louis Kahn, New York City.
Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens
Bruce’s Garden at Isham Park;This garden honors the memory of Bruce Reynolds (1960-2001), a Port Authority Police Officer, who on the morning of September 11, 2001, rushed from his post at the George Washington Bridge into the inferno of the World Trade Center, sacrificing his life to save others.
Bruce Reynolds was the son of J.A. and Geri Reynolds; the family moved from Pittsburgh, PA, to Inwood when Bruce was only five years old. As one of the first African American families in what at the time was a predominately white, Irish-American neighborhood, the Reynolds’s (both social workers) reached out to their neighbors. For their first Christmas in New York they held an open house party, and Bruce grew close to his Irish community.
According to his parents, Bruce Reynolds wanted to be a policeman from the age of 12; it was also at that time that gangs wreaked havoc on Isham Park. J.A. Reynolds formed the Park Terrace West Gang, which, with funding from the New York Department of Youth Services, brought the neighborhood together to restore the park, and especially this garden. Bruce worked here for hours learning about horticulture. In May of 1980, after attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bruce joined the Department of Parks & Recreation as an urban ranger, where he brought knowledge of science and his gregarious nature to the teaching of children.
Bruce left Parks in 1986 and joined the Port Authority Police. In 1990 he met Marian McBride of County Donegal, Ireland. They married a year later and bought a house in New Jersey; Bruce joined the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Briuce visited Ireland every summer, and spent time with the McBrides, walking County Donegal’s bogs and singing in its pubs. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds had their first child in 1997 and their second in 2000.
When last seen on September 11, Bruce was helping a woman who had been seriously burned by jet fuel. On May 18, 2002, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, who served with Bruce in the Urban Park Rangers, formally dedicated this garden to the man who as a teen gave of his time so that his neighbors might enjoy this garden, and as a police officer gave his life so that his neigbors might live.
Olympus OM-D with a Lumix G Vario 12-35/f2.8 lens.
Coping with 104°F (40°C) heat. Washington Square Park, New York City.
Panasonic G3, 20mm f1.7 lens.
The temperatures in NYC reached a record of 104°F (40°C) and this was one of the ways to stay cool. Washington Square Park, New York City.
Panasonic G3, 20mm f1.7 lens.
Entering The High Line Park at Gansevoort Street, New York City
Lumix G3 with the 20mm f1.7 lens.