We haven't seen the lawn since October, so we caught up to see what it's been up to this winter.
BP: Hey Lawn, 'lawng' time no see! Get it?
Lawn: Good one. Never heard that before.
BP: So how did you spend your winter?
Lawn: Well, first I go visit some of my friends and family from far-off places. I'm part Kentucky Bluegrass, and every year we have a big family reunion in Louisville. We hang out and swap stories of our crazy summer adventures. I like to brag about the running of the lawn on Film Festival Mondays. My folks back home know I'm an NYC celebrity. I try to be modest so they don't feel bad.BP: That's so considerate of you.
Lawn: Then it's time to power through the stack of mail that accumulates during the summer and fall. A lot of it is fan mail, and I take the time to reply to each and every note, except when folks ask me to send them locks of my hair. That I won't do. I also subscribe to a ton of magazines - New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Better Homes and Gardens. The Reading Room is kind enough to hold my mail for me until I can read it all once winter begins.
BP: I didn't know you could read!
Lawn: Of course! I also have a degree in turf management, and have picked up several languages over the course of my summers at Bryant Park.
BP: Okay, so what's next? Once you've read all those magazines?
Lawn: This might shock you, but I actually love ice skating. I trained with Nancy Kerrigan. I can do some sweet spins. I spend a lot of time here in Bryant Park practicing my moves.
BP: You mean to tell me that you, the Bryant Park lawn, come to The Rink at Bryant Park during the wintertime?
Lawn: Sure. It's free!
BP: How do you make the transition from winter to spring so seamlessly? You look great.
Lawn: It's very important that, each winter, I save time for a little TLC. I get my hair done, get a mud mask, get all my weeds pulled out, and do a macrobiotic cleanse. I do some yoga, go to the chiropractor, and meditate. It's not easy being the largest Manhattan greensward south of Central Park, but someone's got to do it. I figure if I feel good, I'll look good, too.
BP: Thanks for taking the time to talk, Lawn! We learned a lot.
Lawn: Sure thing. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some people-watching to do.
|This lawn-gazing chair pair has the right idea - that's some good-lookin' grass.|
Illustrations by Bryant Park Corporation staff member Rachel Zurier.