The Hoboken “Soviet Bloc”?
Received this reader mail mid-last week about a tree limb that fell on and damaged a car near Church Towers, along with the subsequent removal of three trees. The spots that previously had the trees will be filled with concrete. Are you sure Hoboken is “Tree City USA” qualified?
She sent it in two parts:
“A car was quite seriously damaged after parts of a tree being removed on the south side of 6th street between Clinton and Grand Street fell onto the car. Part of the Church Towers complex property? The car has a partially crushed roof and windshield on the front passenger side – serious damage. There’s a hand written note on scrap paper from the Hoboken Police with a case number under the wipers. It’s an older generic model burgundy car. I’m also curious about why three trees were removed along that block? They didn’t look sick a few days ago.”
She then followed up with:
“I asked one of the Church Tower custodians why the trees were coming down and he said to avoid city fines, and that the site of each removed tree will be filled with concrete! Although I’m not entirely surprised by the explanation I can not imagine why the city would be issuing fines for trees. It boggles the mind especially as those towers need all the help they can get as they look right out of the former Soviet Bloc.”