Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Park Slope vs. Williamsburg Shade Contest: A Big Time Tree Gap


Gowanus Lounge takes zero credit for coming upon this map, from NYC Oasis. Credit for that goes to Gothamist, which picked up an excellent item produced by IMBY, a very good South Slope blog from which we wish we would hear more frequently. All GL did was generate the map for Park Slope-Carroll Gardens and one for Williamsburg. Still, given the blazing sun and the blistering heat today, why not do a tree and, by definition, shade comparison? The Park Slope-Carroll Gardens and environs map is above. (Green obviously, equals trees.) The Willamsburg area map is below. With the barren exception of (sadly) Gowanus, where folliage is damned sparse in places, you will note the dramatic Tree Gap between these parts of North and South Brooklyn, with the North on the short end of the, um, stick. (The same Tree Gap could be noted in comparing the Lower Manhattan map to green parts of South Brooklyn.) In any case, today will not be a good day to be walking on Kent Avenue.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

and that's without showing Prospect PArk, which would make the gap humongous.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Atree grows in Brooklyn, just not in willaimsburg.

11:45 AM  

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