Friday, June 11, 2010

Jefferson Market Garden and Library

Jefferson Market Garden was one of those finds I just came across. Walking around in the village on Greenwich Avenue, there it was. I was like, look at this gorgeous calm place in this big city. It has been in the heart of the village for 35 years. Monday is the only day it is closed. I am thrilled to share this with you:
the site of the garden was a women's prison
it is supported and cared for by volunteers 
as you begin to walk into the garden it is pretty amazing 
this was in April so it was just starting to bloom
is this not adorable?
purple flowers just yelling Spring !!
I was so thrilled to find this gem
I sat on that bench and talked with that lovely lady ...great conversation in the shade and just relaxing 
this little guy took it to another level !!!  
The Jefferson Market Library was designed by Withers & Vaux in 1876, this turreted Victorian Gothic structure was originally built as the Third Judicial District Courthouse. Imaginatively adapted for reuse by the architect Giorgio Cavagleri, it features a number of notable decorative elements, including moralistic inscriptions, marvelous terra cotta work on the exterior, and Pre-Raphaelite style stained glass in shades of lavender and sky blue in building’s former court and the dramatic circular stair tower. 

Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and West 10th Street
closed Mondays 

Today's words of wisdom:  Appreciate the many things that make your life so valuable 

Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 



Paris Pastry said...

What a cute & cozy garden! Nice place to eat your lunch.
Unfortunatley I can't listen to the musice you added :(. It says "Due to licensing restrictions, tracks may be unavailable in your country"
Btw, I thought 'City of Blinding Lights' by U2 was about Paris..? Paris = the city of lights. Love that song though!

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

well, they played it in Devil Wears Prada so guess it could be NYC or Paris but I do love the song! Just wanted NY,NY with Frank on here as so classic and some others which I feel deal with either the city or great style. so sorry you can't hear the music!!

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