After exploring Carl Schurz park, Lady Isabella wanted to walk by Gracie Mansion and say hi to the Mayor of New York City. As it turned out, the Mayor was not at home, and sent his regrets via a tweet with a selfie.

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Seeing how disappointed Lady Isabella was, Lord Byron caught a whiff of something that might cheer her up, wildflowers!  Sure enough, not far from the gate was a wonderful planting of wildflowers that smelled absolutely wonderful. And as they followed their noses, they uncovered a secret wildflower garden just north of Gracie Mansion, that was hiding the FDR overpass ventilation grates. What a fantastic chance encounter, and something that could only happen in New York City.