Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reuse & Repurpose: A Stroll Through the Square

If you've ever meandered about New York City, you know what a welcoming sight one of the city's small parks or squares can be when you just need a moment or two to catch your breath or rest your feet.

Since most Manhattanites are apartment dwellers with no access to outdoor space, these little urban oases, no matter how small, act as a back yard, a front porch or a sunny terrace when the weather is warm and pleasant.

This little outdoor area in lower Manhattan, Petrosino Square, just went through a renovation where salvaged architectural details are cleverly placed on new brick columns that delineate the entrances to this space.

I can see myself lounging on one of Petrosino Square's park benches on a bright, Spring day. Do you think I can pick up WiFi there?

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous

The Elegant Thrifter

2 comments:

  1. I want to meander! We've only had one NYC trip and it was a whirlwind of lots of to-dos & to-sees! Your posts make me want to take a midwestern sabbatical & just stroll up east.

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  2. If not then it's a great space to sketch or write in a journal, but wifi would be nice.

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