Thursday, April 28, 2005
My US sister has been amused by my stories of woe regarding how the French don't allow people to walk, lay, play ball,
breathe on the grass. So she sent me an article from the NY Times yesterday about keeping crowds off the Central Park grass.
While Paris is so concerned about its fragile city grass that often not even one child is allowed to play on the "pelouse," NYC has determined that Central Park will have to limit the number of people playing on the grass to 50,000. I guess the NYC grass is much heartier and tougher. We'd always heard that about the people. According to the NY Times article one of the angry opponents to the 50,000 limit accused the NY mayor's office of "seeking to maintain it as a lawn museum."
-- said Auntie M in Paris
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# posted by L'Amerloque : 12:30 PM
Gosh a better way can be had. We had a golf open (the US)near our house where the sponsors and the Open themselves had to commit dollars ahead of time to guarantee the grass is put back to normal (actually ended up being better) state.
I tend to think the French take care of their "grass issues" better - they do invest alot more in the parks than many in the US. The French parks are gorgeous.
Terry in SF
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>>What good are gorgeous parks
>>if you can't "walk, lay, play ball,
>>or breathe on the grass" ????
Actually, we had some nice exchanges on this very issue a short while back (smile) at:
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A plus to the Paris grass attitude is you won't get itchy from laying in the grass.
*always trying to find the bright side*
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