Flower Box Award: Leroy Street Between Bedford and Bleecker

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

It’s official: gardening in the city is catching on.

I’ve had my eye on a few blocks down here in the West Village and noticed how when one apartment plants flower boxes, the others follow. Yesterday I was walking across one of these blocks; Leroy between Bleecker and Bedford. A particularly colorful pair of petunia boxes at 12 Leroy had filled in nicely and I thought I might give them this week’s award. The owner came out to water his flowers and told me he was the first to put boxes in over ten years ago and now, “look!” he said, pointing down the block.