Here's what's left of a large-beautiful tree (it's over 100 years old) that the owner/builder decided to cut down in late December because the tree was in the way of his two driveways. Yes, he owns both lots on the corner of 25th Road and 18th Street. He calls those carriage doors a garage (hence the curb cut out front) but is clearly using the space as an office. The other curb cut (black gate) is for the the 14 unit/4 floor apartment building being constructed.
I called 311 and lodged a complaint about them cutting down the tree, and they said the Parks Dept. handles street trees and will take 12-15 days to look into. It's now 3-weeks and no disposition on my complaint. According the Parks Dept. website, the owner must have a permit to cut down the tree (doubtful he had one) and a hefty fine is possible.
It seemed the tree got in the way of his free street parking, since he uses his curb cuts as his personal parking spaces.
Anyway, I love the site, keep the crap flowing.