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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

On Blooming Trees and New York Apps

Tompkins Square Park, NYC
Photo by myself in Tompkins Square Park, in Alphabet City.

It seems like every tree is fully in bloom right now, a mass of yellow or pink. If you have any allergies at all, be sure to bring kleenex.


This week in the Times, there is an article about new apps (application for the iphone) made just for New Yorkers.

Parking spaces are scarce in certain neighborhoods. Park Slope, where Mark and I live, is drastically short on parking space. (As a result, a high percentage of Mini Cooper owners live here).

StreetParkNYC and Roadify allow New York drivers to communicate when they're leaving their precious parking spaces. Meters cost 50 cents per hour and garage parking costs anywhere up to twenty bucks an hour. I'm sure New York will be one of many cities for such applications. I'm sure this will be a default part of navigation devices in the future.

Related posts: Happy Summer, Fall Foliage, in Prospect Park and Tell me about the Rabbits.


Robert said...

Beautiful picture, beautiful trees! Spring is one of the most beautiful times in nyc. Def when u walk through central park!

Joanne said...

Finally spring seems to be here.... I have just come back from Japan where everywhere is covered with blossom and now back home and it is the same here all the spring flowers are out, great wake up call!

Washington said...

What a beaultiful park!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shot !! Loved the park !!

Ken Mac said...

we need a NY app to avoid B&Ts!

Fashion Schlub said...

the flowering trees are SO beautiful right now! I hope to get up to Brooklyn Botanic this weekend for the cherry trees.

Fashion Schlub said...

ps - Ken Mac, what are B&Ts??

Anonymous said...

I think the city looks magical with all these blooming trees. Beautiful!


Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!

Miss B, B+T's are NY slang for 'Bridge and Tunnel, meaning those living off the island of Manhattan who journey into the city just to have fun. I think the term refers more to New Jersey than to Brooklyn.

New Yorkers are a territorial bunch, lol!