Saturday, April 11, 2009

Why bother?

This is outside Elmhurst Hospital's emergency room entrance and it appears to be a really lame attempt at a garden. You have to wonder why they just didn't concrete over the entire thing. Click photo for the full crap effect.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

lmao, that's funny!!!
who came up with this? and thought it would improve the neighborhood...

bulletthesky said...

hahah --crap!

italian girl said...

It's the most beautiful ghetto garden I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Two of the "Million Trees" ??

Anonymous said...

The correct way to do this would have been to lay down a fiber mat made of a material such as coconut to hold down the earth, and then plant within it.

A grade of this extreme is difficult to plant any other way due to erosion.

The technique that I described is presently being used to restore the riverbanks of the Bronx river and is also successfully used in the steep riverbanks surrounding Wave Hill in Riverdale.

Queens Botanical gardens has a whole demonstration garden showing the use of techniques to mitigate flooding and water pollution.

Brooklyn Botanic has for years successfully planted a slope with a similar grade. Right now it has dozens of high quality mature roses and crape myrtles and they are also demonstrating scientific erosion control techniques.

What a shame no one could have asked the Parks Department or one of the Botanical Gardens for assistance.

Anonymous said...

Those lampposts are a bit bizarre looking as well.

georgetheatheist said...

What a Corrections van parked in the drive?

Great. I can get my appendix removed lying next to a drug dealer.

Queens Crapper said...

I believe Elmhurst is the preferred advanced medical facility of Rikers Island.

Anonymous said...

for rikers acute care; theres a women's prison ward at elmhurst for admissions, the men at kings county and bellevue

linda said...

lmao, italian girl.. wow we are so bad in queens. lololol

Peter said...

id imagine its for a more utilitarian purpose... like drainage. or perhaps economizing on cement ;)

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