This is such an incredible portrait of actor Giancarlo Esposito, taken for the New York Times by Chester Higgins Jr. in front of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Oh, and the profile of the actor, who spent at least part of his life in the Bronx, is pretty amazing, too.~AR
— Sarah Williams Goldhagen, the architecture critic for The New Republic, pens a piece in the New York Times about architecture’s recent fixation with trees-as-muse in public spaces. It’s lovely, and makes me pine (ugh, sorry) for more tree inspired buildings in the New York-area. ~AR
This article from The New York Times suggests that the tastiest chestnuts can be grown in your very own backyard! Mark Shephard, chestnut enthusiast and owner of New Forest Farm in Wisconsin, provides insight.
Recent college-grad, Alexandra Meyn, created a treehouse in her Brooklyn backyard after struggling to find an internship or job. Check out this slideshow from The New York Times for the incredible pictures!
Peter Kukielski, curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, knows that a rose is not a rose, is a rose, is a rose. Each rose has its own scent, as well as its own look. And so when the New York Times’ T Magazine needed an expert to sniff through an assortment of the season’s newest rose-tinted perfumes, they turned to a nose that knows.
Bill Cunningham snapped a plethora of women in “Granada blue” at the Founders Award Dinner which highlighted our current exhibition, Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra. Click through to see all the beautiful gowns.
Unbelievably fabulous piece on The New York Times’ website about the beautiful wildflowers that have gone missing from the five boroughs of New York City. The Large-Flowered Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum, was last seen here in the Bronx in the 1990s.
— The New York Times - The Claim: Exposure to Plants and Parks Can Boost Immunity
This anecdote formed part of my introduction to New York winter bird-watching, a pastime as warmly rewarding (despite such potential predatory dramas) as the atmosphere is cold. Bird-watching in spring often resembles hide-and-seek amid the greenery. But viewing birds among leafless branches is like watching your favorite actors perform soliloquies on a bare stage. And there’s nothing like glimpsing a male cardinal or blue jay against the snow.
Winter Bird-Watching in New York - The New York Times
Photo courtesy of The New York Times.