Another tree hit by a truck on Gramercy Park South

On Monday 9/8 a Linden tree planted in a tree garden on the Park side of Gramercy Park South (GPS) was struck by a truck.  A witness reported that the truck had difficulty turning from Irving Place onto GPS.

According to a tree expert who came to assess the damage to the tree:  "The tree must come down.  A huge portion of the main stem was broken off by the truck.  It's not going to heal properly; the wound is too big and deep. It's going to decay.  It's a hazard for people walking underneath it."

Two other trees 
on Gramercy Park South were taken down by the Parks Department the week of 8/25.
 


The 23 GPS construction site currently occupies the parking and traffic lanes along the south side of GPS from 23 to 19 GPS.  East bound traffic on GPS must merge and travel in the bike and parking lanes along the north side of GPS from the Irving Place traffic light to Gramercy Park East.  




Also due to the construction, the sidewalk in front of 23 GPS is shut to pedestrian traffic. Although there is signage directing pedestrians to cross the street, residents are reporting that pedestrians are walking regularly alongside the construction barriers in the direct line of traffic.  Neighbors have observed trucks mounting the sidewalk, trying to avoid pedestrians walking in the traffic lane.



TOMORROW 9/11:
13th Precinct/GPBA World Trade Center Remembrance Ceremony

13th Precinct
8:30AM

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13th Precinct Remembrance Garden Planted for 9/11

Following 9/11, Epiphany School Children and the GPBA planted a Remembrance Garden in front of the 13th Precinct. The garden is now maintained and planted throughout the year by the GPBA under the direction of Gramercy Park Project Manager Kathleen Scupp.

The garden is planted on Easter, Memorial Day, 9/11 and Christmas. The GPBA plaque on the Garden reads "NYPD YOU MAKE US PROUD."

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO OF EPIPHANY SCHOOL CHILDREN PLANTING THE GARDEN IN 2002.


Paddy Maguire's Ale House Honors those who lost their lives on 9/11 

 

Gramercy Park Neighbor Restaurateur Danny Meyer shakes up health care
 The restaurant guru is in demand to teach docs and hospitals how to improve service.   Read
Jimmy Fallon Buys a Fifth Unit on Gramercy Park

Last month, the talk show host and his wife paid $725,000 for a studio at 34 Gramercy Park East       
Contact:
The Gramercy Park Block Association
34 Gramercy Park East, NY, NY 10003
212.260.3875
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