One tree in Riverside Park is already in the swing of spring, and it’s still February! Mildred Alpern got some great shots of the cherry blossoms.

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    1. UWSHebrew says:

      Riverside Park has its own Sakura Park with a beautiful cherry walk featuring trees gifted from the Committee of Japanese Residents of New York decades ago in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton’s steam-power demonstration on the Hudson and the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the river. The cherry trees are located between 100th and 125th Streets.

    2. Sherman says:

      Beautiful, but it’s a little odd they’re blooming so early.

    3. Ralph Most says:

      They are also starting to bloom around the Great Lawn in Central Park.

    4. The Planet is Warming says:

      Enjoy it while you can, since this weather is basically the start of the end of the world.

    5. polloplayer says:

      Thank you for this! I live mostly in California but am headed to the city next week and this gives me one more reason to be excited to be there.

    6. These are plum blossoms. Cherry blossom comes later. The plum’s blossom is more delicate than the cherry’s.

      • Terry says:

        No, that’s a cherry tree– an early flowering variety. I’ve seen it blooming in previous winters when warm weather followed a cold snap.

        There are also daffodils, irises, crocuses, and other Spring bulbs blooming now in Central Park. Check out the Shakespeare Garden — So pretty!

    7. May says:

      From which street to which street?

    8. mG says:

      Approx where is this tree please?

      • Mildred Alpern says:

        Cherry tree is in the Crab Apple Grove. Enter Riverside Park at 91 St. and walk down the steep hill towards the base. Look right, into the Crab Apple Grove.

    9. Cat says:

      Beautiful pics! I took pics of the cherry trees on the bridle path on the UES for years, then several of them were cut down after the huge storm a few years ago. Just took a walk there yesterday and no sign of any blossoms yet. I hope they’ll still bloom on schedule this year.

    10. B.B. says:

      Daffodils and other bulbs planted in tree beds, along Park Avenue, in CP and elsewhere began coming up several weeks ago. Expect many to start blooming in the next week or so.

      Happily at least Daffodil bulbs are poisonous so rats leave them alone.