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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Tishman Speyer's Planting Graveyard
Before the snows came, Stuy Town Reporter took a journey to find out what happened to the several new trees that were dumped to an area near Ave C a couple of weeks ago. What he found amazed him--not only those trees, but a graveyard of unused, unloved trees and plants that mar this back area between buildings 271 Ave C and 245 Ave C.
This green death perfectly symbolizes the wasteful spending and tragic mismanagement of Tishman Speyer. At least some of these plants could be saved if they were offered to residents. But no, they sit or lie there dying. I can't imagine how residents whose windows overlook this graveyard must feel about their luxury living in Stuyvesant Town, as they look outside. As for the trees and plants themselves, they look as if they feel acutely their abandonment, while they shiver in their death throes.