NY Residents Upset About Three Pending Tree Removals reports Preservation Tree Care
Corporation assures they will be replaced, but residents hold suspicion
Residents have become upset by the losing of the foliage, which is what little there is to be enjoyed in the general area. “There's already not enough green space,” said Christine Schmidt, 59, who lives in the Newswalk building, which overlooks the trees.
The Parks Department gave the FCR permission to remove the trees in 2008, and also granted permission to remove 66 others around the Barclays Center and Housing Development footprint. The FCR officials have stated they vow to replace the trees, though no official plan has been set as of yet.
The critics of the plan have noted that it will take decades before any of the final project is completed, and that the trees can be placed anywhere in the development, which would could leave Pacific St. barren and without any foliage.
“As everyone knows, we are in the midst of the permanent rail yard and then will be developing over the yards. All of these factors will determine the timing” of planting new trees, said FCR spokesman Joe DePlasco, adding the company was trying to nail down a timetable for replacing the trees.
Residents are equally displeased with the fact that the car and foot traffic that is on the same block will be highly curtailed for eight months as construction is underway. As example, the block has been fully closed to pedestrian traffic, and converted from a two-way to a one-way street. Parking spots along the north side of the street have been wholly removed to enable the building of the new retaining wall for a temporary LIRR rail yard.
What is worse, this initial closure is just the start of what is to come for the residents. According to reports, there will need to be a new round of closures on the block when the permanent rail yard is finally constructed, and it remains unclear when exactly that will happen.
“It’s a prescription for construction delay induced blight,” said Dean Street Block Assn. president Peter Krashes.
That brings little solace to residents on Pacific St.
“I'm totally upset,” said Heather Wright, 59, a Newswalk resident. “We've already been through several years of extreme construction noise...and there doesn't seem an end to it.”
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