The Brooklyn Eagle reports on the 145 Hicks Street (Mansion House) coop meeting held on Monday night:
Brooklyn Eagle: Rare Elm Tree….: A three-hour private meeting of shareholding residents of the co-op Monday night resulted in a call for the co-op board to "review the numbers" and to consider the choice of waterproofing the building's foundation on the inside, this newspaper learned. There are at least two minor leaks, neither caused by the tree roots, several residents contend. Arborists insist that elm trees roots do not search for water or damage manmade construction.
"I feel passionately that we should keep the tree," declared Brett Phillips a young lawyer who moved into the building just three months ago. "The beauty of the tree and the courtyard was one reason I moved here." His comment was typical of those made by persons interviewed on the sidewalk in front of the six-story building as the meeting was ongoing.