When Central Park gets crowded, wouldn’t it be lovely to retreat to a quiet stretch of green that few know about and even fewer can access? Take Sutton Square, a bucolic expanse along the East River surrounded by 18 townhouses in an L shape along Sutton Place and Sutton Square (a continuation of East 58th Street). Continue Reading ›
Garden at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on Staten Island (Rebekah Burgess Abramovich / Gothamist)
That New Yorkers need to escape this maddening city full of machines is undeniable. But where? Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, Central Park Conservatory Garden are often crowded; throngs of people seeking refuge create the very same convergence of humanity that we wish to escape. Here are six “secret gardens” in which you can find the quiet and natural beauty you’ve been seeking.
All photos courtesy Rebekah Burgess Abramovich. Continue Reading ›