Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Marshall weaves tangled web
From A Walk in the Park:
It seems the Queens Borough Presidents' office can't get its stories straight.
Over the weekend Helen Marshall's office insisted that only "some" trees were diseased, not all. On Monday however after the story broke in numerous media outlets the story suddenly changed, according to NY1.
They said the trees were not destroyed because of construction needs but due to disease and it was spreading.
This is a direct contradiction to the weekend statement made to the station where they also said that they did not announce the destruction sooner because they didn't learn they would need to until construction began.
Yesterday the City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services, which owns the land, was asked to provide tree inspection reports to back-up its claims that the trees were in fact "diseased." Those reports have not yet been made available.