Here we are in smack in the middle of July and there's hardly a flower in sight. A walk around Stuvesant Town shows so much dirt and so few flowers. What's going on?
We find the same thing and worse at Peter Cooper Village. After our lush spring with its promise of summer, so well documented here, we are left with nothing but lots of brown dirt and stinking piles of shit that give off the infamous Stuytown Stench and Peter Cooper Pee Yew - and which have become the endless smell of summer here. Our horrible heat wave has not helped. The smell is intensified by the heat and hits us each time a breeze blows.
|Piles of fertilizer|
|Bags of it|
|A lone flower blooms-- just a weed|
|It's pretty colorless by the fountain|
|Lots of green and little else|
|Oh yes, plenty of brown too|
|Some bedraggled bushes|
|a few sad blooms here and there|
|It's even worse at Peter Cooper Village|
|Where is everything?|
No grass, no flowers!
|Where the rose garden used to be|
|A few small bushes were left here|
|Once a beautiful lawn was here|
|Where are the squirrels?|
|Once lilacs bloomed here, then roses|
|It's as if a blight has fallen upon the land|
|Lots of squirrels used to be playing here|
|It looks bad|
|It smells bad|
|Aha! This pile is the source of the "scent".|
|A couple of lonely flower beds still exist by the fountain|
The Blue Stuff
|What in the world is this?|
|Instead of green grass there's this blue stuff all over the place!|
|A closeup yields no clue to its essence|
|But the pigeons are eating it|
|Pigeon food? Or poison? They seem to like it|
|Blue grass seed?|
What's going on?