so - we started off with this idea, that hey, we're young, we're lucky enough to have jobs, we kinda sorta like each other, why not move in together? so ... we did what any young couple in ~love~ would do, and we decided to move to one of the dopest cities (we seem to think) in New Jersey. i mean think about it, you have nyc right across the river, public transportation at your fingertips, hipster vibes everywhere you go, and let's not forget there are parks - tons of parks. everywhere you go, somewhere, somebody is trying to make a green space or functioning space for people to use. our feeling, dopest city in nj. so we moved, here we are, living in JC for the past 9 months, which might actually feel like forever for us at this point because it in any case feels like home. so upon moving, we ended up being in an area where there are these not-utilized, historic embankments, these things are one of the coolest most epic characteristics of jersey city. picture this - massive walls, about 2 - 3 stories in height, that used to cater to an elevated pennsylvania rail way bringing freight and goods to the hudson river, now inaccessible, not being used for trains and nature has taken over completely.
we live next to one of the coolest parts of jersey city ! as landscape designers, i mean at least for us, we look at every little naturistic, plant life, plantscape (again our word) detail that surrounds us. no matter where we walk we're always talking about what we like, dislike, what we think we would do different, and so on and so forth. our minds are constantly going. people don't realize how valuable these embankments are, mainly because, they bring forth this man-made, now "untouched" piece of nature, to a highly developed and continuing to be developed city. it's a pretty awesome concept. who wouldn't want to live in a brownstone in jersey city, across from one of the greatest cities in the world, with an untouched piece of nature next to them or in their community? .... let me know.
people don't realize how valuable nature and plants are to your everyday life. besides bringing oxygen and doing all that scientific stuff, you get greenery, and shade, and spaces that are formed essentially for your use - who wouldn't want that? we personally think the embankments should turn into a park / highline-esque park --- but what do we know, we're just landscape designers trying to make the world a greener place.