It’s My Park Day

Saturday, May 19, was It’s My Park Day here in New York City. Since the front door of our apartment building basically opens up onto the St. Marks Children’s Park, Alexa and I were thrilled to be involved in the clean-up and beautification process along with our neighbors from all up and down the block. The kids in particular seemed really ¬†excited to have something special to do like planting flowers or painting. It was a great experience, and almost everything we planted is still thriving, despite some local knuckleheads who insist on dropping their litter in the plant beds or letting their dogs poop and pee in them. Seriously, what’s up with that?

Anyway, here are a few photos taken during It’s My Park Day, courtesy of my neighbor Rebecca Fuller, who on top of being a talented photographer also makes a mean shrimp, corn, and potato boil.

Planting flowers with one of my tinier neighbors. Not only was she very helpful, she took a lot of pride in her work.

This is me getting more flowers ready to plant, not to mention enjoying a bit of shade on a hot, sunny day. Not that it did much good. By the end of the day, I learned where the expression “redneck” truly comes from.

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