The Queens Historical Society and Community Board 2 are looking to landmark the giant Copper Beech tree in Woodside.
The massive Copper Beech on 63rd Street between Queens Boulevard and Woodside Avenue is more than just a good climbing spot or place to find summer shade, it’s a glimpse into how Queens was 150 to 250 years ago, according to Queens Historical Society Collections Manager Richard Hourahan.
“It’s a key to the past,” he said.
Resident Ronnie Schalk addresses the board on behalf of those opposed to the pedestrian plaza.
Business owners from 30th Avenue, right, sit united in the packed Community Board 1 meeting to hear the vote on the controversial Newtown Avenue pedestrian plaza.
The proposed controversial Newtown Avenue pedestrian plaza was voted down by Community Board 1 in a raucous meeting on Tuesday, leaving supporters in the packed room disappointed. The Department of Transportation could still decide to go against the board.
“You should be ashamed,” yelled a resident during the voting proceedings.