But as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am daily treated to the views of the Broadway Malls.. (malls in the old fashioned sense of the word, not shopping malls!)
For the most part, the malls have trees—some small flowering trees, (some I recognize; such as flowering cherry, or dogwood) and there are big trees too, (well bigger/biggish--the subway runs below B’way, and there is a limit to root growth!) Some pin oaks, and some thorn-less locusts—both are popular choices for street trees in NYC--and they predominate on the malls. Gingkos, lindens and flowering pears are pretty common too, in some neighborhoods, but i haven't seen too many here abouts.
At the ends of most malls, (the cross walks) there are mini parks—raised flowers beds, a bench and waste basket--and a small wall--to protect the area from cars and trucks that might go astray. (There are also utilitarian structures like street lamps, traffic lights, too)
The flower beds are mixture of perennials and annuals—and they are quite lush!
I walk a scant 2 blocks, and I am treated to a wonderful array of flora.
Here… see what I mean!
First—one of the smaller stores in existence.--notice, the entry door takes up