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First “artist” Olafur Eliasson’s NYC Waterfalls project was unmasked as a secret plot to kill trees in DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights with its salt water spray. Now the intrepid reporters at the Brooklyn Eagle have uncovered a scheme to murder two innocent evergreen trees at 222 Hicks Street. The dying twins (seen here on Google Maps in happier times) are on the Remsen Street side of the building. According to the Eagle, BHA Executive Director Judy Stanton says that 222’s owners, Yuco Management, may have purposely poured concrete around the trees to kill them as they’ve grown too tall to serve their purpose — hiding garbage cans. Stanton adds she called management about the issue and they seemed not to care.
Tree Murder in Progress on Remsen Street
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