“[A]n antidote to the feeling, as Joni Mitchell once expressed it, that New York has taken all the trees and put them in a tree museum. It lists the obvious places to bask in the green…but also the more obscure…and divides them by neighborhood, revealing that the city is spotted with these small respites. And what better way to spend a summer afternoon, when everyone else has decamped to some beachside, than to rediscover the city itself?” (The New Yorker)
“Every designer and gardener needs to pick up a copy of this revised guide to NYC gardens….indispensable….even if you’re not going to be in NYC anytime soon, you won’t want to miss reading this little book on more than 100 NYC gardens….a real treasure, with many fabulous photos.” (Jane Berger - Garden Design Online)
“[E]ssential for anyone interested in New York’s urban scene….Superb photographs.” (Landscape Architecture)
“Their concise, elegantly written text is full of fascinating background on the places and their designers, as well as plant information.” (ElleDecor.com)
“I would now love to return to New York with this book in my suitcase to explore more than the usual attractions.” (Garden Design Unlimited)
“...a great little companion for the summer months in New York City...” (A Daily Dose of Architecture blog)
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About the Author
NANCY MEISELAS BERNER has worked as an editor at Farrar, Straus
, an associate with the Liz Darhansoff Literary Agency, and an editorial consultant to Human Rights Watch. She is presently the Associate Editor of the Childrens Book Committee at Bank Street College. She lives in New York City.
Susan Lowry was a television journalist in Canada and the United States before switching fields and earning a degree in landscape architecture. She lives in New York City, where she works as a freelance landscape designer.