Historic Local Tree Chopped Down
By Ilija Sekulovski
One such tree was a large elm on 34th street – a huge, sprawling monument that stood tall for more than 100 years – a long time in modern day New York City.
The tree, as reported by CBS2, was cut down yesterday, amid concerns of it being structurally unsound. Many residents aren’t happy – this just seems like another notch in moving Astoria towards a metropolis – simply an extension of Manhattan. While we’re lucky to have Astoria Park, the trees that line the streets make Astoria feel a little more like home.
One resident, Nicole Patterson, was caught on video attempting to stop the destruction of the tree. In retaliation, the city worker apparently answers her with quite a few derogatory remarks.
What do you think? Was it better off to cut off the tree – just in case? Or are we slowly destroying the beauty of our neighborhood?