Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Nature Raw on Pacific Street

Nature has overtaken the sidewalk on Pacific Street next to the Atlantic Yard tracks. You actually have to bushwhack your way along, as this man is doing here. Our knowledge of city nature is limited, but we saw some kind of wild daisies, Queen Ann's Lace, red basil, burrs of some sort, and a variety of wild flowers. Perhaps some endangered species as well.

UPDATE: No Land Grab has posted information about the Pacific Street "We Still Live Here! Clean Up Day!" Since the government won't keep up the area (besides the overgrown sidewalks, garbage is strewn all over the place), Pacific Street residents and neighbors will roll up their sleeves Sunday, September 23 from noon to 5 p.m. Bring your gloves, your gardening tools and your garbage bags.

UPDATE2: See the "after clean up" photos at Atlantic Yards Report.

Photo by MK Metz

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ragweed is endangered? That "wilderness" is a shot of nothing but ragweed. If you have your inhaler, go ahead. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Clean up day Sunday! Bring bushwhackers and beer.

bj said...

I saw a cerulean warbler and an American bison.

Anonymous said...

There IS an endangered species living on Pacific. I'm referring, of course, to the small homeowner/renter.

Anonymous said...

It's been like that since the 70's!!! Maybe there should just be a park there instead of a stadium ;-)

ruby said...

A park would have solved the whole problem. Brooklyn is terribly under-parked. Why can't a development in New York enhance quality of life, instead of enriching only the developer? Why do you have to move to Seattle or someplace like that?