Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday Morning in East Williamsburg: Signs of Spring in Cooper Park

This morning we walked east to Cooper Park, taking our newspaper and iced tea and our eagerness to see some signs of spring.

We found them.

There were a couple of photogenic dogs and their human companions in the dog run, a homeless man sound asleep on a bench with his shopping cart nearby, and some little kids playing in the Cooper Park playground.

Across Maspeth Avenue, at the wonderful Red Shed Community Garden,

there were even more signs of spring.

And on Kingsland Avenue, by the southwest corner of the old Greenpoint Hospital grounds (this building now the home of St. Nicks Alliance), there was the quintessential Brooklyn sign of spring we remember contributing to in our childhood: a bouquet of sneakers on a wire.

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