31 July 2011

Old Rusted Eyesore Now Haven of Lush Greenery

The Red Hook-ish corner plot where Hamilton Avenue meets Summit Street in Brooklyn has long been commanded by an old industrial shed made of sheets of rusted corrugated metal. For a long time, the shed was filled with old cars and the land around it overgrown with weeds. In the past year, the cars and weeds have been cleared out, but the shed remained as ugly as ever.

Now it has become the home Liberty Sunset Garden Center, which recently left its home further south in Red Hook. The land surrounded the shed is now a lush forrest of greenery, instantly changing the address into a sort of beauty spot.

The area has a wealth of garden centers. In addition to two along Van Brunt Street, Gowanus Nursery is virtually around the corner from Liberty's new location.

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