Though spring officially began at the end of March, for me there's something about the first week of April that fully brings on the feeling. It's typically when the trees are flowering, enveloping us in their dazzling, albeit brief, beauty. Tulips spring up all over the city in a multi-colored show and restaurateurs set up their outdoor tables. Manhattanites adore being outside and any eatery with a sidewalk cafe license is sure to draw a crowd.
Park Avenue in all its glory
A study in yellow
A riot of red on a quiet side street
The trees outside this townhouse may not have flowered yet but its owner made sure the birds felt welcome.
A small Mediterranean cafe on the Upper East Side