From the Queens Tribune:
Is Queens ready for public art? Depends on who you ask. When artists Hector Canonge and Chin Chih Yang installed a tree with a 10-foot plastic globe inflated around it, they were hoping to get the community to focus on the perilous state of the environment. Instead, the globe was slashed June 12, some six days after it was installed, and remains in this sorry state under the track on Queens Boulevard and 33rd Street.