Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photo of the Day: Sakura Park, NYC

Sakura Park, located between Riverside Church and International House in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York, tends to get lost because of its giant landscape neighbor just slightly to its west, Riverside Park. It deserves better.

You wouldn’t know it because the trees were not in full bloom when I took this photo in April of this year, but the park gets its name—unusual for New York City—from the more than 2,000 cherry trees given to the city’s parks from Japan in 1912.  (“Sakura” is Japanese for “cherry blossom.”)

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