Yesterday’s Snowfall Toppled Trees Around the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted November 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

Yesterday’s late-fall snowstorm (aka “Snowvember”) had trees falling around the Lower East Side. Over on Norfolk Street, the weight of the wet snow-pack toppled several large limbs at around 5pm, smashing into parked cars and blocking southbound traffic below Stanton Street. (Video below.) Firefighters quickly responded with the chainsaws to clear the debris. One person […]

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Due to Water Main Work, Rivington Street Block Loses its Trees

Posted October 10, 2018 at 5:04 am

As part of the three-years-running water main infrastructure project around the Lower East Side, the city recently set up shop at the corner of Bowery and Rivington Street. The job is for “water main replacements and distribution of water main extensions.” However, their presence here cost a large swath of roadway and the loss of […]

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Truck Versus Tree on Clinton Street [PHOTOS]

Posted September 21, 2018 at 5:03 am

Clinton Street just lost one of its mature trees. Last week, a truck driver (with a Bud Light trailer) collided with a tree on the east side between Rivington and Stanton, blocking the road with fallen foliage. It handily snapped the trunk.

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Severely Trimmed Last Summer, B Bar Trees Are on the Mend

Posted June 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Nearly a year later, the trimmed trees at B Bar on the Bowery appear on the mend. It was last August when the corner establishment, on the block since replacing the Gulf gas station in 1993, almost decimated the small grove in its front courtyard. At the time, B Bar employees maintained that the advertisers […]

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B Bar’s Trees Apparently Got in the Way of a Billboard, so They Were Cut Down

Last modified August 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Nothing gets in the way of advertising. Not even mother nature. Neighbors of B Bar & Grill on the Bowery (at East 4th Street) alerted us to the unfortunate decimation of the bar’s small tree grove in the front courtyard. The unconfirmed word on the street is that the green growth had gotten in the […]

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New Tree Guards Installed Along the Length of Orchard Street

Posted July 31, 2015 at 5:07 am

More beautification for Orchard Street this week. Flatbed trucks were spotted delivering iron tree guards to the sidewalks of Orchard Street this week. Installation began on the northern terminus and is slowly headed southward. The ornate guards now act as deterrent to tree-bound bike locks and dog droppings. The landscape revitalization goes hand-in-hand with overall […]

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Truck Vs. Tree on Rivington Street

Last modified January 25, 2013 at 6:28 am

One of the six trees lining Rivington Street between Bowery and Chrystie fell to its death yesterday morning.

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Scenes from Sandy: Graveyard of Greenery Along East Houston [PHOTOS]

Posted November 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

East River Park and its sister down on Corlears Hook took quite the beating from Hurricane Sandy. The thicket of trees in both coastal spots suffered considerable casualties.

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Scenes from Sandy: Fallen Tree on Rivington

Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm

This fallen tree is located on Rivington Street across from Schiller’s. Luckily it managed to topple into the fence and not towards the street.

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The “Trees for Orchard Street” Campaign

Posted August 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

Orchard Street is seemingly having some trouble living up to its name. Not a grove does this historic roadway boast.

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