The Outdoor Living Room on Delancey
On the southwest corner of Delancey and Chrystie, steps behind the Hua Mei Bird Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, is a relatively new makeshift micro-campsite. What remains of the chickenwire fencework was tossed aside long ago. Barely visible is this outdoor living room of sorts, accessible via shale-paved pathway into the brush. The outdoor social space includes stone-stacked benches, crates, and even a beat-up dresser.
On many a morning, a crew of men is often seen shooting the shit, smoking, and drinking liquid nourishment.