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Andrews Grove Remains Closed after Sandy Decimates Trees

Before Sandy

Nov. 11, 2012 By Christian Murray

Andrews Grove, a popular park on 49th Ave (btw. 5th Street and Vernon Blvd), still remains closed after Hurricane Sandy tore through it.

The park, best known for its canopy of tall trees, was closed after the harsh winds ripped the trees out of the ground. The uprooted trunks and tree limbs are sprawled all over the park, awaiting removal.

The park was popular among parents since the old trees provided shade for their young children. However, one man worried that without shade it won’t be quite the draw it was.

“This was the most popular park in the neighborhood,” he said. “See that swing. That is my daughter’s most favorite spot in the world.”

The Parks Department is working through a long list of downed tree work orders, according to a spokesman for Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer in an e-mail. “We are trying to work with Parks to get this addressed–in order to get the park open again.”


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