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A Tree Grows In (a) Brooklyn (Bound "N" Train)

"The Big Apple" and "The Concrete Jungle".  Those nicknames for New York City are about as close to nature that people usually come when they talk about The City. The only green that pops to mind is the money that the bankers are passing around to each other on Wall Street or the color that some people might turn when they catch a whiff of that first-hot-day-of-the-summer smell that wafts from the subway station in the beginning of July.

Well to dispel some of that myth, here's a short clip of some verdant oddness that we captured on the "N" subway this afternoon.  There may not be much foliage that grows in the neighborhoods of most New Yorkers, but that doesn't stop them from trying to get some into their homes.  And since most New Yorkers don't drive cars, unlike the grand majority of people in the United States, the way you import plant life into your pad requires a MetroCard from you and a bit of patience from your fellow straphangers.



Past The Break Of Dawn

Here's some more sunrise video for you.  This time the shot is taken from Astoria Park in Queens, New York across the East River and looking at the Triboro (RFK) Bridge and Manhattan Island.  This video was shot on the morning of Saturday, September 26, 2009 over the course of 1 hour and 5 minutes.  Once sped up by 5000%, this video only lasts 1 minute and 18 seconds.

Enjoy your moment of zen.  Let us know how your morning is going where ever in the world you are...