The Most Beautiful Abandoned Lot in NYC

July 9th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized

I exercise every day and vary what I do to make sure it doesn’t get boring. Sometimes I walk around, taking photographs. The other day I came upon this abandoned lot. (I really should write down locations, it was around 6th and Dominick Street or so.)

North Carolina Karen could probably identify some of the greenery. I can only point out the ginkgo, but hang on, more shots to follow, with different trees and whatever the other things are.

But seriously, beautiful right?

I want to live here. In an abandoned lot, yeah. In a tiny house. With a couple of goats.

One last shot as I was walking away towards home. Sigh. Goodbye beautiful lot.

  1. 8 Responses to “The Most Beautiful Abandoned Lot in NYC”

  2. By Citizen Reader on Jul 9, 2011

    That is a beautiful abandoned lot, but there’s something I’m clearly not understanding about the economics of NYC. Isn’t real estate rather a lot? Why isn’t somebody putting something on this lot (like a little tiny goat farm)?

  3. By Citizen Reader on Jul 9, 2011

    I meant, isn’t real estate WORTH rather a lot?

  4. By Karen (the one in North Carolina) on Jul 9, 2011

    Sorry, my educated guess on the tall weeds are probably a type of milkweed, but I’m afraid that I am the posterchild for why science should be mandatory in school. I have pocketguides to North Carolina wildflowers, trees, birds and butterflies that I carry with me when I go out to take my photographs and I have spent hours trying to figure out the ones that aren’t in my books. The Deptford Pink I posted about a couple weeks back? That one took me more than two hours on The Google as it considered an invasive from England and not a native wildflower.

    I like CR’s suggestion of a goat farm. CR, goats don’t need to be tiny. They are happy in small areas and their poop (from full-sized goats) are smaller than rabbits.

  5. By Stacy Horn on Jul 10, 2011

    I love goats.

    Karen, I’m just as bad. I’d love to take a course. I’m sure they have walking tours where I live, where they identify everything. That would be a fun thing to do.

  6. By Stacy Horn on Jul 10, 2011

    CR, I don’t get the whole real estate thing. It doesn’t make sense to me either.

  7. By Dan on Jul 10, 2011

    Sometimes properties stay in probate forever. Also, sometimes properties have owners who think they’re gonna get a fortune, and hold out for it. Remember he building that B&N now occupies on the north side of Union Square? That lady held out for decades.

  8. By Christine on Jul 11, 2011

    I so think the lot/real(expensive) estate should be a community garden, perhaps with goats. And I would love to live there too, in a low building that would not block the view of the other buildings. Is it really true that goat turds are the size of rabbit turds?

  9. By Stacy Horn on Jul 12, 2011

    You’re so considerate about the neighbors!

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