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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

City Slaughters Trees

A plaza on the corner of Newark and Jersey Avenues once had five trees that towered over surrounding buildings. The trees were removed last week. Redevelopment: You're doing it wrong.



Anonymous Ryan said...

Do we know why???

10:50 AM  
Blogger daniel g. said...

hmmm, at least all the bird crap will finally go away. that corner was gross.

2:30 PM  
Blogger brooklynfoo said...

this sucks. whos in charge of general streetscape planning? trees should be as hard to take down as historic buildings are.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to Steve Fullup, the trees were removed as part of the renovation of Newark Avenue. However, if the renovation of the Grove Street/PATH "plaza" which was supposed to be a PARK, is any indication of the kind of renovation they're doing, we can all say goodbye to any potential green space. Also, who knows how many weeks, months, even years might go by before the renovation moves ahead.

3:22 PM  
Blogger craige said...

I was quite shocked to see them being removed that day as I walked to the PATH. Yes, the corner seems less dreary now, but to what end?? Maybe condos will be built there! Or a grocery store! Or an amusement park! The mind boggles at what all could go in that space.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Looks like they took the trees out so they could park construction equipment there while renovating Newark Avenue.

2:44 PM  

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