Pocket Parks of NYC
The Katharine Hepburn Garden located in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (47th Street between First and Second Avenues) is next to a large area filled with benches and always loaded with people. The garden sits long the Southern border and there are often music and arts events going on here. In fact, the day I visited, the Brazilian Day Parade was about to kick off and I watched the ladies in beautifully colored clothing prepare food while the equally decorated men set up the stage for a post-parade band performance.
Dedicated in 1997, this beautiful little garden is a tribute to Ms. Hepburn’s love of flowers and her work to maintain the esthetics of Turtle Bay.