For a place that is home to lower and lower middle income residents, Starrett City maintains an impressive park-like environment that haven't gone to ruin. Starrett's maintenance workers are largely to thank for this. Not as spectacular as back in the early 80's when Starrett was so pristine that you could walk on grass barefooted without concern for broken glass or liter, but that was another place and time. The nice park scenery is still enjoyable to stroll around in, especially in good weather.
One thing Starrett City has plenty of, and that is benches.
Very well maintained grounds. The grass might not be the best quality anymore, but it is often cut during warm months.
This is Starrett City's own Great Lawn. People can be seen jogging around the lawn during mornings and sometimes the schools host activities here.
Many people hate to see Starrett City Associates, the original owners, sell off Starrett City because they care about the buildings and the grounds. In this picture you see money spent for new benches and trash cans in Starrett.
There are Basketball courts in every section of Starrett City as well as a couple of baseball fields. Handball courts also dot the Starrett landscape.
The grass and the sidewalks are not totally clean. You can find liter anywhere if you look for it. The dirtiest places are the grounds surrounding the taller buildings due to the fact they are in high traffic areas. There are also thoughtless people who throw things out of their windows. You can come upon used condoms, broken glass and fastfood wrappings.
Some planted flowers to spruce up a drive way. Other areas that are beautified by plants and foilage include the management office.
Russian immigrants walking along the sidewalk. Their numbers have risen over the last couple of years as well as the number of Asians living in Starrett.
A sign put in to keep the grassy areas clean. If you're wondering, Starrett does allows dogs to be raised on a case by case basis. But good luck trying to convince Starrett City management to let you keep a barking rottweiler.