Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
A whiff of warmer weather on Saturday brought many people outside.
The public courts in Brooklyn were swarming with people playing handball and hoops. Nearby, the dog run was filled with dogs of different sizes, and the playground was humming with children.
City life means sharing public spaces with others. Private yards are a luxury here.
I've known a couple people lucky enough to live in garden apartments - the ground floor apartment facing the back, in smaller buildings. They were able to grow vegetables and host parties. The downside to these apartments is the safety hazard; they're not the best choice if you live alone and you have jumpy nerves.
Larger buildings often make the outdoors available to all their tenants. Some newer buildings also have landscaped rooftops and exercise rooms.
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