Gianaris calls for more trees in Sunnyside/Woodside
Sunnyside and Woodside might be getting a little greener.
State Sen. Michael Gianaris has called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to plant additional trees on 48th Ave., 47th Ave., Queens Blvd and 43rd Ave.
“It’s rare to have such long stretches without trees,” Gianaris said Tuesday, as he looked down 48th Ave. from 47th Street. “The city has done a good job in planting trees throughout the city, but I think there have been some parts of Sunnyside (and Woodside) that have been overlooked.”
In a letter to the mayor’s office, Gianaris wrote that he had “received requests from Sunnyside residents, businesses and community leaders regarding the planting of trees along these avenues.” The letter also read that “the initiative would dovetail nicely with your [Bloomberg’s] PlaNYC program, which includes a plan to plant one million trees in parks and public spaces.”
Gianaris said he expects to get results from the Mayor’s office. “It may not happen overnight, but it will happen.”
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