Orient Grove: Williamsburg's Best Kept Secret



There’s a neat, poetic symmetry to the life of Dominick Ferro, the primary custodian of Orient Grove. His shaded community garden has provided an oasis on the eastern edge of ever-changing Williamsburg since 1997.

Ferro was born the son of hard-scrabble subsistence farmers near the southern Italian city of Salerno, a pastoral setting. In 1956, seeking the mythic promise of stateside economic opportunities, an 11-year-old Ferro emigrated with his sister and mother to...[click here to read the full article]