PS90

PS90

The gardens at PS90, a century-old school redeveloped as mixed-income condominiums in 2009, provide two very different landscapes to the development. Woodland understory plantings in the shady, north-facing front garden offer a small piece of the forest to greet residents and guests, while the formally arranged rear garden interweaves public and private space to create a geometric pattern that appears as a tapestry to viewers above. Private terraces at the perimeter give way to formal planting beds that bracket walking paths and seating areas centered on a diamond-shaped bed of hardy sedum and low-lying thyme. The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association announed the selection of PS90 Condominiums as a finalist in the Best Mixed-Income or Market-Rate Residential category of the 2010 J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation.