NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — About 2,000 trees compromised during superstorm Sandy must be removed, the city Parks Department says. That will be a big blow to Coney Island, which was already lacking in greenery, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.
The city determined the trees must be uprooted after workers inspected all 50,000 trees in the flood zone, officials said.
Last month, a man was walking on Coney Island’s boardwalk when a large branch broke loose and struck him in the head. He reportedly suffered a concussion and a black eye.