Monday, June 15, 2009

Mott Haven residents: No street trees, please!; New York, NY

Mott Haven residents to city: No trees! Just leaf us alone!:

BY Tanyanika Samuels
Daily News Staff Writer
Monday, June 8th 2009, 9:36 PM

Now, it's NIMFY -- Not in My FRONT Yard.
Some Mott Haven residents are fuming over city plans to plant trees on their block.
The problem, they say, is that the tree roots eventually crack their sidewalks, leaving them stuck with the repair bill.
"If they want a green Bronx, just look in our backyards," said Marion Rivas of 434 E. 144th St. "We already have trees there. We don't need them out in front."
The trees are part of Mayor Bloomberg's MillionTrees campaign to plant 1 million trees in the city by 2030.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is planning to plant 12 street trees along E. 144th St. between Brook and Willis Aves.
But residents there point to city trees planted across the street that already have ripped up their neighbors' sidewalks.

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