You fellow Brooklynites already know what a premium any space is in the city with outdoor space seeming to be the most elusive of all. I am not one of those lucky folks who have a garden apartment (although I do have a washer dryer which I would not part with for any amount of money) and have recently been inspired by one very clever girl in the East Village. She has taken the only bit of space we are guaranteed , the fire escape, added some planters, a few lights, and a chair and turned it into an urban oasis. This weekend M & I are heading to IKEA to buy some planters and hopefully a few more key pieces to complete our very own strip of outdoors. I will keep you posted.