Tree Falls on Riverside Drive; Traffic Closed for Seven Blocks


Photo by Joan Paylo.

A tree next to a construction site on 100th Street and Riverside Drive came tumbling down, falling across the avenue and smashing into a car on the other side of the Street.

Traffic was closed between 97th and 104th Street while crews worked to remove it.


Photo by Joan Paylo.


Photo by Valerie Bennett.

NEWS, OUTDOORS | 11 comments | permalink
    1. CrushedTreeHugger says:

      So many huge, beautiful trees falling in Riverside park these days. I’m wondering if they are suffering in health—it seems like every time there’s a storm a few of them go. And now one falls without any storm.

    2. Leech says:

      Wow, that’s crazy. I run right by the same spot almost every other day.

    3. Boris says:

      Hope nobody was in the Porta Potty

    4. Mark Moore says:

      I didn’t hear it.

      • Time Hangs Heavy says:

        Most clev-ahhh!
        You obviously were thinking of the great philosophical conundrum, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

        Google that phrase or just enter it verbatim into your browser’s search bar…it will provide endless hours of down-the-rabbit-hole material to keep oneself occupied during this stay-home era.

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    6. Ted says:

      If a tree falls in the city and there’s no one left to hear it does it still make a sound?

    7. Nearby neighbor says:

      If a private citizen did construction and it caused a tree collapse with no wind or rain, they would be in big terrible. But this was caused by Parks Department construction which has been abandoned since March due to pandemic, no one will pay. No summons issued.

    8. Save the Trees!!!! says:

      It’s wrong to cut roots of trees that have taken years to grow. Trees give shelter and comfort to many people.

    9. Dan Ahearn says:

      Is the company cutting down the trees in our park the same company that is condemning the trees to be cut down? It seems that this is a case of one hand washing the other.