Monday, February 15, 2010

Avenue A loses some shade

You know that nice tree on Avenue A between Ninth Street and 10th Street, roughly in front of San Loco? This one:



It's gone. A resident who lives in one of these buildings said the tree was seemingly healthy. Then one day last week: There's a "guy in a cherrypicker outside my window with a chainsaw taking the tree apart."





And notice how much else has changed on Avenue A... that Google streetview shot is from spring 2009...

9 comments:

RatherBeBiking said...

Ouch, that sucks.

RatherBeBiking said...

subscribed, man blogger commenting system sucks ass. it reloads on me and deletes my comment, and i forgot to click "subscribe" when I make the comment I have to make another on here to subscribe

EV Grieve said...

Blogger doesn't make anything easy.

Jill said...

Last year a tree fell smack on my car and it cost the insurance company almost $10,000 to fix. It was a sucky day. http://mingum.blogspot.com/2008/10/tree-ate-my-car.html

VH McKenzie said...

this totally stinks -- that was a lovely tree.

Time to order a new one -- free trees from the city:

http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/trees_greenstreets/street_tree_plant.html

glamma said...

this is awful. why did they do this?

EV Grieve said...

I don't know Glamma. It seemed healthy enough to me.

That side of the Ave just doesn't seem right now without this...

evi said...

Oh my god. that was the building i grew up in and just moved from under a year ago.....I lived on the third floor and knew that tree well...sad.

Lisa said...

That makes me sad.