Tucked amid the boutiques, restaurants and apartments of Soho is the Elizabeth Street Garden. It’s a great place to stop and rest after a bit of (window) shopping and provides a nice counterpart to the hustle and bustle a few blocks over on Broadway. Whenever I’m taking the scenic route down to Chinatown, I love walking by and admiring the wonderful antiques, sculptures and myriad architectural elements scattered on the lawns. I am a sucker for architectural ruins that remind me of ancient Greece and Rome.
The Garden takes up the shorter length of a block though the entrance is located on one of the two streets it touches. A few weeks ago, I had walked past with a friend and there was a band playing inside for visitors of the Garden. During this visit, it was a much quieter affair with many people sitting on benches or lying on the grass; there was one woman leaning against the base of a statue, book in hand.