Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Tidiness is critical in this urban area. One piece of litter on the parking strip can quickly metastasize into a rich collection of dog waste, cigarette butts, and noisy neighbors. Spring and fall are critical times to mow. Diligent attention, sometimes three times a week, produces a dense, resilient turf that can be ignored over summer's dormant period.

This old block was paved with smooth asphalt around 1900. The gutters are lined with high-fired bricks. Grooming the gutter as carefully as the grass protects the dignity of the fine old properties that remain on the block -30-

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