By Gus Saltonstall
The large tree that fell in Riverside Park on Monday night is still down as of Wednesday morning.
A spiral of sunlight beamed down on the wooden corpse about 11 a.m., evoking questions of a possible tree afterlife.
While the tree might still be fallen, multiple Parks Department vehicles were circled around it this morning, and yellow caution tape had been wrapped along the majority of it.
There has not been a report of any injuries as a result of the fallen tree, but one West Side Rag commenter said it was a frighteningly close call on Monday night.
“It started to fall while I was under/next to it with my dog Monday evening. I was taking him out per our usual evening routine when we heard a strange noise (thought someone was rolling a luggage case across cobblestone) then looked up and it began to fall and we immediately sprinted a few feet and barely dodged it,” the commenter wrote on the Rag’s first story about the tree. “It was quite shocking. I called 311 immediately thereafter to report the fallen tree.”
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