From the Daily News:
Forest City Ratner is chopping down 20 trees on Pacific St. between Carlton and 6th avenues to clear the path for more construction at Atlantic Yards - but has no plans to replace them anytime soon.
Residents are up in arms over losing the foliage.
“There's already not enough green space,” said Christine Schmidt, 59, who lives in the Newswalk building, which overlooks the trees.
In 2008, the Parks Department gave FCR permission to remove the trees as well as 66 others in the area around the Barclays Center and housing development footprint.
FCR officials have vowed to replace the trees, which will be chopped down in the next few days.
But critics note it could take decades before the final project is completed, and the trees can be placed anywhere in the development, leaving Pacific St. bare.