A 39th Avenue property that served as the backdrop - and exclam- ation point - for Councilman Tony Avella's (D-Bayside) assailment of a city proposal requiring property owners to plant more trees has seen its own tree canopy come crashing down.
City must maintain its tree cover: Avella
The councilman...said the measure was inadequate because of what he described as the city's failure to maintain existing tree cover, and he had pointed to the 212-15 39th Ave. property behind his Bayside office as an example.
Boarded up by high fences, the property contains an old single-family house and, at the time of the press conference, was also home to the 100-year-old trees. They were cut down by workers at the site in the last week.