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New Trees Planted Along 4th Avenue Friday

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Looks like 4th Avenue is going green.

We spotted crews planting trees near 4th Avenue and 14th Street on Friday, and according to one of the workmen, they’ll be installing new pits between 9th Street and Prospect Avenue.

This is only the beginning of aesthetic, and more importantly, safety improvements headed to one of our busiest neighborhood roadways. The winners of this year’s District 39 participatory budgeting vote were announced this week, and 4th Avenue walked away with the highest number of votes. As a result, $300,000 will be allocated to “improve safety, reduce speeds, and green 4th Avenue between 8-18th Streets with raised medians, plantings, benches, and more.”

You can check out the complete list of winning projects here.

If your own block is looking a little barren, and you’d like to see a little more green, visit the NYC Parks website to request a sidewalk tree. The online form is pretty straight forward. Just click on the button that says you would like to have a tree planted along the street, let the department know where the tree should go, type in your contact information, and submit.

The spring planting season runs through May 31, and requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the NYC Parks website.

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