Best Urban Rain Forest (2008)


An array of American and English elms form a canopy high above the overgrown gardens in the western half of STUYVESANT SQUARE PARK. Squirrels outnumber people in this four-acre oasis and frolic with various species of birds like it's all some Disney flick. A rat, dazed from the poison, wanders out to check out the fun. The air buzzes with insects, and as night falls, fireflies light up the sky. Traffic on Second Avenue is but a distant notion.


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