Posts Tagged ‘Boston Ivy’

After finishing a client appointment this evening I passed 80 Irving place and had to stop for some pictures. Anchoring the corner of 19th Street and Irving Place, this 1920’s home (gorgeous in its own right) is completely covered in Boston Ivy.

Not LEED certified, but equally as green

With Ginko biloba street trees, Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea) foundation plantings and Hedera Helix (English Ivy) topiaries on the second floor balcony, they seem to be doing everything right.

The Ornate Iron Work and Green Entry at 80 Irvin Place

Perhaps it’s the enchanting location near Gramercy Park, or maybe the classic architecture of this magnificent Brownstone, but never has such a simple palette of plants looked so good. Though this building is not LEED certified, I would argue that it is equally as green.

English Ivy Topiaries Grace the 2nd Floor Iron Balconies

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Entrance to 333 East 68th Street

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: http://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/manhattan/333-east-68th-street/3435

333 East 68th Street Covered in Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Boston Ivy)


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