Spring is arguably the prettiest season in New York City, thanks to the proliferations of flora around the city, whether it’s small sidewalk gardens on side streets or towering crabapple and magnolia trees in city parks.
And for a brief, fleeting period—about four weeks, starting in late March or early April—parts of the city explode in vibrant shades of pink, as flowering cherry trees bloom. New York’s cherry blossoms may not inspire the same level of fervor as the ones in Washington D.C. (though even those are now apparently endangered), but they’re quite popular all the same—particularly at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, which holds its annual Sakura Matsuri festival every April.
So where can you see these beautiful blooms in NYC? There are spots in every borough—here are some of the best places to spot cherry blossoms.Read More