Saturday, December 4, 2010

Where are the street trees?

When you build a new structure in this town, you are now required to plant street trees along the sidewalks all around your property. This is the in front of the Valley National Bank on 80th Street at the Midville/Glendale border.
Oh well, so much for that. (There are 3 trees on the Cooper Ave side.)

Their only redeeming value is that they're suing the mosque developer...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

No trees for Midville South. Seems this area is being ignored.

Bark O. Lounger said...

Who's going to go out on the limb for the neighborhood? They need to branch out and not leaf things as they are. I hope they get to the root of the problem soon!

Queens Crapper said...

I noticed there is a bus stop sign there, and I don't think the bus used to stop there before. Still, I don't think that would exempt the owners from the street tree requirement. There are trees in bus stops all over town.

Anonymous said...

The Q45 Used to Stop there and continue south on it's ORIGINAL route. The Hemmerdingers used their influence to have the Q45 rerouted to their mall. A change no one wanted BTW

Anonymous said...

If there is a bus stop there they can not plant trees in the bus stop. That is what I was told the rules are by a NYC Parks Forestry guy. If the trees already were planted in the bus stop from years ago they are left, but not replaced if they fall down or are removed.

But I think that the city could step up their tree planting game in Queens since there are many empty tree pits and the new houses being built do not have one inch of green on them.

Queens Crapper said...

The bus stop sign now says Q29. I thought that was strange. I don't think it stopped at that corner up until recently.

Anonymous said...

Trees were planted on 80th Street but the bank was told to remove them because they were planted within the mapped street widening zone.

CntrySigns said...
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CntrySigns said...

The Q29 has always stopped at that corner.
The 45 that was extended to Atlas is very convenient to take to 74th & Roosevelt Avenue for the E & F trains. Since it moved to the neighborhood it has cut almost 45 mins off my Husbands commute every morning & evening. I know everyone complains about it, but I'm happy about it.
I'm surprised the Q23 from Forest Hills was never re-routed to the mall. Wasn't it originally billed as "right next to Forest Hills"? The Q23 should really be extended to either transfer with the Q29 or the Q55. That would make it much more convenient to get to the LIRR and both neighborhoods would benefit from the added shopping opportunities.

Anonymous said...

If this is a new bus stop, that may be the answer. Having trees in a bus stop creates ADA issues, due to the wheelchair lifts, etc.

If it's an old stop, that's a different story.

Anonymous said...

Too many people suing the city after getting hit by limbs?

Maybe they will plant those ginko trees that smell like vomit when their berries fall to the ground and people step on them.

Anonymous said...

Is this new law aimed at homes as well as businesses? I sure hope so!

Anonymous said...

No one takes care of the trees once they're planted. Is it that hard to keep the soil loose/clean and water them once a week?

Anonymous said...

"No one takes care of the trees once they're planted. Is it that hard to keep the soil loose/clean and water them once a week?"

It's common knowledge that a tree can grow with urine.

Anonymous said...

Another alternate theory is, that on this high-traffic corner, it could be a visibility issue?

A lot of cars make that turn there, and its a 5-way intersection, to note.