Sunday, March 16, 2008

Upper West Side, 71st Street Between Broadway and West End Avenue

Mary Sargent © 2008 .…….. click to enlarge

This is Septuagesimo Uno, a vestpocket park (between two buildings), whose name means 71, as in 71st Street. It used to be named 71st Street Plot, but our Parks Commissioner, Henry Stern, renamed it in 2000 in honor of the millennium. Names were important to him. See question number 5 in the Gawker Interview.

It is .04 acre. That's 4 one-hundredths of an acre. Not big. But big enough to accommodate an amorous couple on the bench just out of view behind that evergreen tree. We spotted each other at the same time; they straightened up and I withdrew.

See map.

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