A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

a tree grows in brooklynRecently all of these little trees popped up in Brownsville.  The ground was broken and the trees were planted at the end of winter/beginning of spring and now they line the sidewalk.

I know there was an initiative in NYC to plant trees but as I walk through the neighborhood passing one abandoned building after another I have to think the money could have been better spent on other things.

But it’s always about keeping up appearances – new trees, more police officers.  These are things people can easily point out and say, “See things are getting better.”

When in reality better is a long twisty road that now has a few pockets of shade.


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