The upright Krishna tree, an American Elm in the Central Plaza of Tompkins Square Park, and the leaning American Elm next to it are tied together by steel cables. This is probably beneficial in terms of wind resistance for both these great trees.
The area of the park I call Peaceful Grove on my Tompkins Trees map. I like that at this time of the year the architectural details of the buildings along 10th Street are revealed.
The Don Roberts Garden is central in the photo. I was hoping this “first substantial snow of the season” would not be so ephemeral and wet. I caught the park at around ten when the snow was not blowing much and my umbrella could safely keep my camera dry. The sidewalks were somewhat slippery and mostly slush. The park was deserted except for photographers and dog walkers.
The southeast entrance, my favorite. The large gnarled black locust on the right pre-dates the Civil War and the clearing of the central trees to make a parade ground.
I’ve lived in this neighborhood for over thirty years. When I first moved here I could see this church’s clock tower from my bedroom window. Now it is obscured by the early glass and steel invader Red Square. This is the first time I entered the church. I was walking past it this morning and the doors were wide open.
A view of the architecture of East 10th Street between Avenues A and B, viewed from within Tompkins Square Park. It’s a view only possible in winter with leaves and flowers off the branches. It’s about an 180 degree panorama, the buildings on the left and the right are on the Avenues and facing each other.