Save Ridgewood Reservoir points out that the Parks Department lists East New York as a tree-planting target on its website, yet wants to rip down thousands of trees in adjacent Highland Park. Apparently Parks was counting on us to be too stupid to figure out that this is just a bit hypocritical on their part.
In another great post, the blog also points out the contradictory statements made by Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe about the reservoir over the past 4 years or so. Here's a good example:
Mr. Benepe, who expressed both skepticism and surprise at the park's condition when told about it, said the city's plan was: "Let nature take its course. Trees are growing, insects are buzzing, oxygen is being produced, and there's nothing wrong with that," he said.
This battle is causing others to take notice.