Out of the blue, a new green space has suddenly sprouted in the huge vacant lot opposite No. 5, between First Avenue and the East River. For years, this lot has been hidden from street view behind a canvas-lined chain-link fence. Last week's tropical storm blew away the canvas to reveal an astonishingly verdant (if totally weedy) landscape.
The three-block-long parcel has been on the market since 2012, and, let's face it, future development seems a long way off. In the interim, we think the space would make a dandy miniature golf course. Just saying. . .
|Looking north from 38th Street.|
|Eastern view with Long Island City in the background.|
|Looking south from 41st Street.|