Cherry Blossoms Ready To Pop Now On Roosevelt Island, Spring Awakens In Pink

Cherry Blossoms Ready To Pop Now On Roosevelt Island, Spring Awakens In Pink

Spring awakens in pink on Roosevelt Island. It’s our tradition, and it’s just now ready to pop along the East Promenade.

Newer trees planted on the borders of Cornell Tech may beat them to the punch. But far as long as we’ve been here, the cherry tree row near Capobianco Field has announced spring first.

And now, in 2021, they are just about ready to pop into pink.

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