Monday, May 14, 2012

A Tree Grows...Near Brooklyn

A couple of weeks ago, I emailed what I guess one might call a complaint, to our fair city's  311 is the response center, set up (I think) during Mike Bloomberg's first term as mayor, which (I think) was in the 1890s.

311's purpose mission is:
311's mission is to provide the public with quick, easy access to all New York City government services and information while maintaining the highest possible level of customer service.
Nice and helpful, don't you think? Anyway, what bugged me was this:
A big, fat hole in the ground, on East Broadway, right next to the beautiful and historic Seward Park and Seward Park Library. Walk by it on a near-daily basis.                                                                                    
Of course, dealing with any bureaucracy, let alone NYC's, is a nightmare.  And that's why I had to do a double-take, when, less than 2 weeks later...
How's that for government efficiency? Well, let's not go so crazy here, because this was also on that same stretch of East Broadway...
Now, it's just filled in with cement.  Perhaps during the next Bloomberg administration?


  1. I heard a tree grows in Brooklyn...

  2. SPC ought to repurpose the iron tree guards from the pits which no longer have trees (for now anyway) and place them around the newly-planted young trees. That would be smart and proactive as protecting the trees when they are young is crucial.

  3. This post is a delightful insight into the mind of a man with absolutely nothing to do. So proud that you got out of bed today to make that phone call!