Monday, September 28, 2009

An Englishman on E. 201st Street

We were tickled with excitement when we realized that this weekend's New York Times "Habitats" column featured a home right on our block, E. 201st Street. The piece gives us a glimpse into the $1,200/month two bedroom apartment of a transplanted Englishman, Dr. Andrew Henderson, and his family in a "Deco-ish" building on E. 201st Street and Perry Avenue.

Dr. Henderson is a leading worldwide expert on palms, and serves as curator of the Institute of Systematic Botany at the New York Botanical Garden right down the block. His wife's commute is easy as well, as she serves as a teacher at Hostos Community College.

We've always had peeping tom tendencies where real estate is concerned, and we've often wondered what the apartments looked like in this particular building. Each time we walk past the building we always say, "Damn, we'd kill for one of those balconies!" So this certainly was a lovely voyeuristic treat that the New York Times served up for us this weekend! It was great to learn about such a wonderfully talented botanist taking up longtime residence on good ol' E. 201st Street.

Click HERE to check out the full article.

The New York Times also had a terrific "Living In" this week which focused on life in the Mount Hope neighborhood of the BoogieDown. Click HERE to check it out!

*Photo: Yana Paskova for The New York Times*


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