A large section of a tree fell in Riverside Park on Monday afternoon, smashing a bench underneath and nearly hitting a woman and two children, according to a witness.
The tree fell across a bike and walking path just outside a dog run in the West 80’s around 1 p.m., according to Adrienne H. “Injuries were luckily minor scrapes, and I reported the fallen tree to 311. They filed a report and said Parks & Rec would investigate in the next 8 days and resolve the issue in the next 45 days,” she wrote. The area was cordoned off with caution tape.
The Parks Department told us that foresters would visit the site on Tuesday and remove debris.