Saturday, April 6, 2013

Flowers, Fruit and Free Delivery

I've been giving the challenge a lot of thought. I haven't written -- or planned -- all of my posts, but I've been on the lookout for images and places that would work. I'm still at a big loss for I and J, and X is going to be tough, but I'm working on them. Sometimes I come up with a few items for a letter and today I've got three. They are very local, but I thought you'd enjoy images I see every day.


This is the sidewalk at 85th Street and Broadway. I think they have the nicest flower selection in the neighborhood. A few years ago there was a fruit market on every other block. but as renting space became more expensive they have been replaced in many cases by national chain stores. This store moved to this site after their former space became a Victoria's Secret. This is not a commentary on changing urban landscapes -- though this is the neighborhood of "You've Got Mail "--  but I do like the little local stores.

Jumping the order of the title we'll go around the corner at the same store. I was looking for images for "F" and found the Free Delivery sign.  Free delivery is a cornerstone of the neighborhood. Almost every restaurant and food market has a delivery service. I rarely have food delivered and generally pick up what I need when I'm walking home from work, but it's great to know it's available.

Fruit and veggies

This is the fruit stand on the nearest corner of Broadway to my apartment building. Last night I came home with a perfect little mango, mushrooms and a melon. Prices are good, quality is good and they're there most of the time. They set up the stand about five years ago and it's become a fixture in the neighborhood.  

Our featured blogger for today is my newest follower and a Fabulous photographer A Month of...Blog, who's also part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

I hope you've enjoyed our walk around Broadway. It's still a little nippy today, but tomorrow promises seventy degrees. I appreciate all the good wishes on your yesterday's post. I'm feeling better rested and even got to a little closet cleaning this afternoon.  

Wishes for a Fantastic Saturday!

18 comments:

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

I actually went to the florist and picked up some blooming daffodils. At this rate, the one's in my garden will bloom for Mother's Day. I hope.

Terra said...

That was a Fantastic Fun post, and I too like small and local stores, especially for Food. Stopping after work for a melon sounds very convenient.

Loretta Thomas said...

Great Post Carol...enjoyed the pics too! Have a great weekend!
Loretta XO

shayla kwiatkowski said...

Hi there! Interesting New York posts, and gorgeous flowers... Visiting on the A-Z

Nellie said...

I'd love to take a walk around Broadway to find that fruit and veggie stand!

Loved this post, Carole, and I eagerly await the next one.

Melinda said...

Beautiful flowers.
Wow free delivery! Cool.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

M :)

Dee said...

Those are flowers are pretty! And I love a perfect mango too.

I liked the reference to You've Got Mail! Small stores are more likable indeed because they have a personal touch.

Sissym said...

Hi Carol,

I love fruit and bought some today who really like to eat because they are tastier this time of year.

Kisses

TARYTERRE said...

What delightful fruit and flower stands you have. They look so inviting.

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

I am scanning in photos and just found one of the ship's bell from the USS Intrepid. I went to a party at the musuem last time I was in New York.

Maggid said...

Enjoy? You bet! I so love visiting your blog . . .
love & love,
-g-

BJ PUP said...

The fruit looks fabulous. Saturday was nice.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It would be nice to have flowers and fruit handy on your way home. Here it means a drive to a store not so close by. Our little downtown area lost most of the stores to the mall area further out of town years ago. I miss having one nearby to walk to. We were in the 50's yesterday but the wind was chilly. Today we may see 60. Maybe Spring has finally arrived. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

It's me said...

Great flower shop !!..lovely sunday...xxx..!

Theresa said...

I sure did enjoy my walk with you:) I would love to stop and pick up a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my kitchen table! Have a blessed Sunday dear friend, HUGS!

martinealison said...

Une belle balade... J'aime terminer mes achats sur les marchés par celui d'un beau bouquet de fleurs...
Gros bisous à vous.

A month of....Blog said...

Thank you so much for featuring my Blog Carol! Just after arriving in NYC and getting used to apartment living, I would pretend that the flower stands were my garden...
A month of Blog...

Sr. Ann Marie said...

I love your blog because I think I'm seeing New York City from the view point of an "insider"--something I've always wanted to do!