Secret Gardens of New York City

There are tons of secret gardens all over New York City, but these are on the water and they have a particularly special feel. I passed them by on my walk up the east river. I thought I might continue that walk today, but it might be too hot.

Now I wish I had done these shots differently. I wish I had included the buildings in the photographs. Although, maybe to do that I would have had to been hovering out above the water.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Secret Gardens of New York City

  1. Are these private gardens and you are sticking your camera through a fence to take the photograph? They call for a cup of tea and a good book…

  2. Yes, they are private gardens. So yes, I’m being a little … rude here.
    And yes, a cup of tea and a book!

  3. Not rude at all! I mean, if someone had been in there enjoying a quiet moment, then yes. But… come to think of it, why ISN’T anyone enjoying these lovely spots? Crazy rich people.

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