1) Much feedback on the tree slaughter at Grace Church. Believe us, your outrage has been duly noted. On the topic of "are trees protected," one reader notes: "With a couple of exceptions (parts of Riverdale and Staten Island by zoning; Riverdale (again), Douglaston and two individual tree landmarks by Landmarks Preservation Commission), trees on private property are typically NOT regulated by NYC." And the underground gymnasium rumor can be confirmed, according to all these numbers and letters and a sign posted on the church's gate.
2) Speaking of gymnasiums, on Dumbo's Front and Adams vacancy: "rumor is a gym in that space..."
No takers on 3) and 4). Slackers.
[Grace Church "before" shot from Historic American Buildings Survey]
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