Bleecker Street Series #55
Bleecker Street Tour begins here: <A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=6907957" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=6907957</A>
Bleecker Street Map is here: <A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=7695350" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=7695350</A>
This is a nice little pocket park on the corner where Sixth Avenue, Bleecker Street and Downing Street come together with benches for sitting and reading or dreaming or chatting or resting. The old ladies in the neighborhood make daily use of it in good weather and there can sometimes be so many people that its hard to find a place to sit.
I suppose it remains pretty and unvandalized because it closes at dusk. But so often walking home from dinner, Ive wanted to pause in here for a few moments in the evening breeze and just think. Too bad about urban crime and vandals.
There is only one reason one very stupid reason this is called Winston Churchill Square: one side of it faces Downing Street, and the big apartment house on the other side of Downing, even though the entrance faces Sixth Avenue, pretentiously uses 10 Downing Street as its address. But there is absolutely no connection to Winston Churchill or any other British prime minister. The name of this lovely little park irritates me every time I think about it. So I dont.
In February, cypher posted a different view (and better photo) of this park on the fotolog fotolog [<A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/fotolog/?photo_id=5973222" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/fotolog/?photo_id=5973222</A> ].
On July 01 2004 528 Views
Velvetart On 04/07/2004
good to see your back.:)
Airmemories On 03/07/2004
Heehee, that`s quite a contrived name. But urban parks like this are oasis in the city. When i was living in Hell`s Kitchen, there was a small community park and only people living in the neighborhood can have access to it. It was really a haven!
Slashinho On 03/07/2004
Hamlet On 02/07/2004
Reading and dreaming. Definitely.
Lymbo On 01/07/2004
Ribena On 01/07/2004
Go2mo On 01/07/2004
Ha, yay you`re back! I hope the loading and viewing will be better now. Yeah stupid name! :-)
Tomswift46 On 01/07/2004
Thank you for the continuing series.I enjoy your comments on the Village which has meant many things to me including going to one of the first poetry readings outside of Brooklyn..Emily Glenn`s at 77 Barrow st. if I remember correctly.
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