Nine times out of ten when I tell a non-New Yorker my occupation, their first response is “there are no green spaces in the city.” As we know this is simply not true. I was walking down East 68th Street the other day and came across building 333. I was surprised to see how much of it is covered in Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston Ivy), the health of the Ginko trees on the sidewalk and the thriving rooftop gardens perched high above the street. The overwhelming green feeling of the building paired with its classic brickwork and windowpanes have an incredibly charming effect. It is well worth a look if you are in the Upper East Side.
If you want to read a bit more about the building, check it out here: