I Think I Love the Bronx

August 8th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized

Every time I go there I love the feel of the Bronx. It’s like half city/half country, although it’s not really very country-like I guess. But it feels that way. Walking back to subway I saw a house for sale. It needs a lot of work, and it’s on a busy street, but it was surrounded by abandoned gardens. The Secret Garden in the middle of the city. This shot was the garden to the right, but there was also greenery in the front and the other side.

I want it. I want to take my computer and coffee out into this garden every morning to work. I’d leave the essential wild feel of it, and maybe just add to it. So, ah, rich people out there handing out money to buy houses, and I know there are a lot of you, please buy this house for me. Thank you in advance.

Secret Garden in the Bronx

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  1. 6 Responses to “I Think I Love the Bronx”

  2. By howl on Aug 8, 2011

    A garden to work in would be a total quality-of-life upgrade.

  3. By Dan on Aug 8, 2011

    I’m in the Bronx, and while there are MANY advantages, (first and foremost financial), to moving uptown, I have to tell you, you’ll experience a sense of isolation like nobody’s business. You don’t realize (actually I’m sure you do) what a great thing it is to be able to walk out your door and see a world that is bursting with life and energy and interest like you have right now. Just not that way in the Bronx.
    The Bronx has many nice neighborhoods, but isolation is not good for mental health.
    Just my 2 cents worth.

  4. By Karen (the one in North Carolina) on Aug 8, 2011

    And take it from someone who has a garden (albeit, teeny tiny garden), it can become the hugest time suck you’ve ever experienced.

    When you find that rich person who is handing out free houses, be sure to have him hand out a free gardener while he is at it.

  5. By Stacy Horn on Aug 9, 2011

    Hahaha. But isn’t gardening satisfying?

    Dan, it looks bustling to me.

  6. By Dan on Aug 9, 2011

    I guess I need to get out more. šŸ™‚

  7. By Stacy Horn on Aug 11, 2011

    Maybe you live in a quieter part that I haven’t seen.

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