Parks & Green Spaces

The Sierra Club New York City Group strongly objects to the Parks Without Borders redesign
for the northwest corner of Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park.

The plan includes cutting down 40 mature shade trees at the northwest corner of the park by Myrtle Avenue and St Edwards Street and the 11 trees that sit on the two platform areas on the steps up to the monument.

In addition, the plan shows that there will be a hardscape plaza sloping down to the sidewalk of Myrtle Avenue taking the place of what is currently there consisting of soil and many trees.

It is of utmost importance that New York City maintain its soil and healthy trees to absorb water from storms. In an administration that says it supports sustainability and preparation for increased storms with climate change, it is not reasonable that such a design could be put forward.

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