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Liz Christy garden / cradle of urban gardening

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The roots of (mod­ern) urban gar­den­ing can be traced to the Liz Christy Gar­den on New York's Low­er East Side. (Some good 70's pho­tos of urban hip­pies get­ting their hands dirty). When I vis­it­ed, the cher­ry blos­soms were going off.

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Art / Jesus drives Satan from his toy room

A cou­ple of weeks ago, Mara and Jonathan and I went to the Frick, where we saw this paint­ing by Duc­cio. It's called "The Temp­ta­tion of Christ on the Moun­tain," but I vast­ly pre­fer Jonthan's title (hint: it's the sub­ject of this post). Inci­den­tal­ly, how great is the Frick? Ghost­ly Whistlers, mul­ti­ple Ver­meers, "St. Fran­cis in the Desert," an excel­lent sculp­ture of a dead bird (was it a bird?). One might say: Frickin awesome.