Monday, May 25, 2009

Nick's Garden


This is Nick. He single-handedly creates this lovely garden on the corner of Court Street & 4th Place. I had the chance to take some photos last Spring and thought I would share. It adds such beauty to this little corner and I was surprised that 1 man did it all himself, especially considering how many men hang out here regularly. This garden belongs to an old Italian Social Club, one of the very few still around, in this neighborhood at least.




Below are a couple of the friendly men I often speak with despite a slight language barrier. There is always someone sitting outside, either reading a paper or talking with passerbys. In the Spring & Summer, any number of men are hanging out enjoying Court's streetlife. When I 1st moved to the area, the man in the cap started talking to me in Italian and I pretended to understand him. I continue to have "conversations" where I walk away having no idea what has actually been said. It's congenial, so I like it!









This is a photo I took of Nick a couple of weeks ago, beginning work on his garden Summer '09. I'm looking forward to seeing it :)

6 comments:

ahoward0005 said...

Whenever I visit my daughter on Court Street...I so enjoy seeing Nick's garden.
He has put so much effort into making this
beautiful spot of green on a busy Carroll
Garden Street. Thank you, Nick!

lantzjkgreen said...

those guys are great! we live on that block, unfortunately can't go in garden, but nice to look at.

CGdesigngirl said...

I love that statue of mary. I look at it every time I walk by. But - ha - I also feel lecherous eyes looking at me when I walk by! FYI, Nick goes to brooklyn social to eye the young girlies. One of the owners and I had a discussion about it once.

Allyn said...

Good for Nick!!

CGdesigngirl said...

I am not sure his wife would think so...
and personally, it creeps me out to have old guys hit on me and the young girlies...

CGdesigngirl said...

and when I mean old guys I mean 70+ year olds!!

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