Saturday, October 24, 2009
☞ INTRODUCING: The Heritage Rose District
The first-ever designated Heritage Rose District in the nation had its groundbreaking on the northern borders of Harlem today. Starting this month and going into spring, West Harlem parks along Broadway, between 130th and 162nd Streets, will have over 100 rose bushes of various types planted so that the area will eventually be known for its abundance of beautiful blooms. Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer (middle photo) was on hand to plant the inaugural bush at Trinity Cemetery along with a crowd of community leaders and press. Even Manhattanville historian Eric K. Washington (last photo) dropped by to capture the moment and mingle with the crowd that braved the rain for this momentous event. Look out for future posts with details of the gardens' plots to be planted in the near future.