New York Green: Discovering the City’s Most Treasured Parks and Gardens

Artisan. May 2023. 256p. ISBN 9781648290732. $30. GARDENING
Photographer Ngo takes readers on a guided tour of public green spaces throughout New York City. These areas range from less than an acre to thousands of acres. The book includes parks that were established centuries ago as well as those that are only a few years old. The descriptions of each park or garden include its acreage, website, entrance location, and how to access it using public transportation. Each description is accompanied by Ngo’s stunning photographs, which capture the essence of each location. The descriptive essays for each space highlight its histories as well as the range of activities and programs available. An alternate table of contents at the beginning of the book lists locations according to activity, such as bird watching, nature trails, picnics, and public art. A full index and bibliography would have been helpful.
VERDICT Recommended for libraries in or near New York City. This book would also be useful as a travel guide or a resource on the history of public green spaces and options to explore.
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