It surprised me that a fifth of NYC is public park land. Of course Central Park is a big piece of it, but there are more than a few tiny plots as the NY Times notes. One of the people mentioned, Rebecca, is a friend as well as Director of Horticulture at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Antonio Vivaldi was born in 1678 - Jim somewhat more recently.
In honor of the day and something to mark the end of the season ... (this is in ogg vorbis format as it was the only cc version I could find. There are a lot of non-standard versions. My favorite of them is Yo-Yo Ma's cello variation .. You may need to play it in Chrome)