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Trees invade sidewalks in New York

Trees invade sidewalks in New York

Residents of the Astoria neighborhood in Queens, New York City, were stunned by the sudden appearance of trees planted in the middle of the sidewalks in recent days.

After these trees were discovered the day after Christmas, people were quick to take to social media to survey the community, criticize this new obstacle or share their happiness at receiving this unusual gift from the city. Some have even done all three at the same time.

“This is my building. I'm the manager. We were not warned. It just happened,” Eric Elias said under the pseudonym THISISDAM in the comments of a Reddit post.

“I fixed the problem [et j’ai] He added: “I hung Christmas ornaments on the tree,” and found a touch of humor in the situation.

Other netizens are concerned, even angry, about the location of these trees.

One neighborhood resident, Maria Dormas Chryso Malis, even claims, on Astoria's Facebook page, that such a project would merit a civil suit for “endangering the public and obstructing the initially pedestrian sidewalk.” Exposing people in wheelchairs and the disabled to danger. I'm sure there are many violation laws that the city imposes on property owners that can be reported to the city. »

Although trees have been successfully planted in similar locations before, city Parks Department spokesman Greg McQueen acknowledged that it may have been a mistake in this neighborhood and says the trees will be moved, he said in an interview with the New York Post.