Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bklink: Earth Day "All These Damn Trees" Special

Is there such a thing as "too many trees"? There is in Borough Park. "Too much green is making a Borough Park block red with anger. The rest of the city may be going green, but the folks living there on the block say it has gone too green. They're outraged that the city tore up their sidewalks to make room for more foliage. "Do they think I'm Johnny Appleseed, with all these damn trees?" asked Gus Caleca, 39, who works as a disk jockey. "We have enough trees and we don't need anymore." The neighborhood mutiny among 59th St. residents sprouted earlier this month after 10 new trees were planted on the block between 10th and 11th Aves. Now, residents are complaining that the recent planting leaves no space on the sidewalk for people to walk.--NYDN

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