The first time you catch a glimpse of Sara Roosevelt Park from Houston Street, there's practically no way of knowing just how long it stretches. While it doesn't hold a candle to Central Park or Prospect Park in terms of size, it's still an impressive piece of land, spanning 7 long blocks. The variety of features that you can find here is rather encouraging. For such a narrow patch of land, they sure do squeeze a lot in.
The further south you venture on Chrystie Street, the more run-down the buildings opposite the park get. While a shiny new glass box sits on the corner of Houston, it offers nothing to the neighborhood in terms of character. The remaining buildings are unfortunately more desolate than vibrant. Still, the saving grace remains the park; overflowing with trees, plants and people.