Friday, May 30, 2014

Mulch madness: City destroys the great Tree Chair of East 6th Street


[Last week]

We had been wondering about the great Tree Chair of East Sixth Street ... we took the above photo last week... showing that things weren't yet in bloom here between Avenue A and Avenue B ...

Unfortunately, we will never see it in full bloom again. EVG reader Riian Kant-McCormick shares this sad site this morning ...



City workers ripped out and mulched up this beloved stump ... word from an onlooker — rats were living under the stump or something ... and it had to go ...

A moment of silence

Long live the great Tree Chair of East Sixth Street!


[Photo from July by Robert Miner]

Previously on EV Grieve:
What happened to the tree chair on East Sixth Street?

The tree chair of East Sixth Street is... back!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Our neighbor Tom has put so much work and love into this little site.

Gojira said...

Which is probably why the city destroyed it. It was unique, and local, and small-scale, so of course it had to go.

jackie bazan said...

Ugh. I loved watching people sit can dc take pictures in the chair when I worked across the street at identity bar. Wtf!!!! Rats live everywhere in nyc! RIP tree chair.

DuchessofNYC said...

That sucks! I hope they will plant a new tree in its place

Anonymous said...

That's disgusting. I really hope there was actually a rat problem.

faces said...

i hear there's plans for a TD Bank there

Gojira said...

Actually faces, for this location it's going to be a mini-branch known as TP (Tree Pit) Bank.

THE END IS HERE said...

I hope it's fro-yo! After all, there are only 4,273 fro-yo shops in the East Village. What convenience! What a city! God bless America!

DrBOP said...

I've always thought of "pressed-back" as a noun, not a verb.

Scuba Diva said...

There are rats in the Dog Run in Tompkins Square Park, and you see the workers doing fuck-all about that—and I don't mean they should put out poison, but they could plug up the rat holes there.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

We're mourning the loss of a tree stump?

Goggla said...

Maybe they're prepping for a new tree?