I received this email from Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Group CORD (Carroll Gardens Organization to Respectfully Develop) regarding a tree limb that has been lying on the plaza of the Carroll Street subway station. I did notice this tree limb myself and my thought was maybe it was someone being spiteful about the whole "Save the Tree" plea from the "Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Squirrel Association". Well regardless of that here is a story that about that tree limb from C.O.R.D..
Today someone stopped me from the Smith Street laundry mat (at First Place) where he was folding his clothes. (He knows me now as someone from"CORD") He was very agitated with the following story: Last Thursday night after the rain storm he and some friends were exiting the subway at the now infamous "Plaza" at 360 Smith Street. (Carroll Street/Ftrain)
An enormous tree branch/limb fell from overhead (from Mr. Stein's property/parking lot) and barely missed him when he exited! He and his friends were really startled by the incident. The next day and for several days afterwards, the limb just lay there on the ground until so someone finally dragged it over to the news stands where I found it still tonite.No one has removed it since then or has made sure the public did not trip over it. (Someone finally dragged it away from the steps). This man (who signed the petition and wants us at CORD to DO! something) said to me. "How can we believe this developer Mr. Stein will take care us (the public) that uses the subway plaza when this giant tree branch/limb that nearly hit me last Thursday has been out here ever since? A tree fell from his own property and he does nothing! So look at it this way: The developer is doing nothing to ensure anyone's safety on this plaza now in the present moment! Why should anyone believe anything he has to say about the future safety of the public? "The man said he ws "very surprised" the local newspapers had not picked up the story so I told him I would tell it to you and photograph it. "So much for his (Mr. Stein's) watching out for the public!" said the man.
>Tonite I went out and there was the city subway cleaning crew with the hoses hosing down the interior of the subway. (That's the part they are responsible for, not the exterior.) The tree limb? They just sort of hopped over it with their hoses...... finally dragged it over to the news stands where I found it still tonite. No one removed it since then or made sure the public did not trip over it. (Someone finally dragged it away from the steps).