What’s in Bloom

Summer is in full swing, bringing many more blooms. Take a look below for some current highlights in the park!

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PETER COOPER VILLAGE STUYVESANT TOWN

A Little Neighborhood History Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town (PCVST) stretches from First Avenue to Avenue C and from 23rd Street to 14th Street. The 80-acre tract has a rich…

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Cardinals

Devoted, Romantic, and Melodic Cardinals are birds in the Cardinalidae family found in the Americas and the Caribbean in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and wetlands. They come in a variety of…

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Monkshood

Toxic and Protective Monkshood, also known as aconitum, aconite, wolfsbane, and devil’s helmet, is a member of a genus of over 250 flowering plants in the Ranunculaceae family. These herbaceous…

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Hawks

Our Winged Neighbors Hawks are birds of prey in the Accipitridae (“to seize”) family, which consists of birds of varied sizes and behavior that all have strong, hooked bills. They…

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Camellia: The “Winter’s Rose”

Camellias are a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae, also known as the “tea family.” The evergreen shrubs or large trees can grow up to 66 feet tall.…

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Rosemary: Memorable and Delectable

Rosemary is an herb with fragrant, evergreen needle-like leaves native to the Mediterranean. White, purple, blue, or pink flowers bloom on the plant in temperate climates, but it can sometimes…

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