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Sidewalk Gardens of New York

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Sidewalk Gardens of New York by Betsy Pinover Schiff and Alicia Whitaker
Sep 13, 2016 | 192 Pages
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    Sep 13, 2016 | 192 Pages

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“New York may be a concrete jungle, but you can find some stunning greenery between the skyscrapers and high-rise apartment buildings if you know where to look. In Sidewalk Gardens of New York, photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff reveals the most gorgeous gardens on sidewalks across the five boroughs.”
Town & Country

“It would take a monumental effort to travel across this huge metropolis to gauge just how widespread and transformative the trend of urban gardening has become. Luckily photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff has done that job for us. Open her new book, and you will find a comprehensive treasury of the new, green New York City. The beauty of Sidewalk Gardens of New York is that it can be both a travel guide to the new and greener city and also a primer for the urban home gardener. Anyone with horticultural desires can find inspiration in this book. Particularly in the chapter ‘Urban Front Yards,’ there are plenty of commonsense ideas for beautifying one’s own small patch of ground.”

“Across the country, urban landscapes known for concrete and glass have been embracing foliage and flowers. And not just the occasional geranium-filled flower box. Greenery-lined waterfront promenades have replaced windblown stretches of highway, gem-like ‘pocket parks’ featuring flower gardens and waterfalls have replaced empty lots, and even blighted rail tracks have sprouted gardens brimming with native grasses and shrubs. ’I noticed it all of a sudden one day while walking to the Metropolitan Museum of Art,’ said photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff, ‘New Yorkers clearly love to enter and exit their homes and offices through gorgeous garden spaces.’”
Associated Press

“A welcoming book of fine photographs and equally fine descriptions of the new garden conscious city world. As New Yorkers themselves, the authors’ love of place shines throughout the book.”
Elaine Peterson, Board Member and Past President, The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons

“There is always something blooming along the sidewalks of New York City. Landscape architects, garden designers, and plantsmen create magic year-round. Betsy Pinover Schiff’s collection of photographs captures the great art of city gardening, the beauty, variety, and surprise.” 
Mary Jane Pool, Editor and Author

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