BHB reader “Tony” reports:
This afternoon at about 2, a huge limb and branches came crashing down on a picnic table in Hillside (dog) Park. The park was almost empty at the time and no one was hurt. There was a gentle breeze, but no strong gusts. Dogs had been playing under the tree only moments before when it gave a crack followed by a crash. I was sitting with my back to it just a few feet from the end. It happened so fast, I would not have been able to get out the way. This follows several other park/tree tragedies, including the terrible injuries suffered by Sasha Blair-Goldensohn almost a year ago in Central Park (I was his 4th grade teacher).