Otis Softleigh faces a suspension after a councilman saw him working at a private home on city time.
A thief cut down a tree in front of 242 Grand St. to steal a bike, locals say.
The trees will be replaced by the Parks Department either this fall or spring.
A tree on 34th Street that was chopped down by the city in March may get a second life.
More than 2,000 volunteers will help count and map NYC's street trees.
The Parks Department has a plan to remove 29 trees from the parkway.
Thousands of trees are still suffering the long-term effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Luisa Cerutti "yarn-bombed" the trees outside her store.
The Parks Department found signs of decay in the century-old tree and deemed it a safety hazard.
The trees need to be removed because they are dead or pose a threat to public safety, the agency said.
Tree pruners tore holiday lights off several trees on Bergen Street near Fifth Avenue, neighbors say.
A temporary fence will close off the eastern portion of the park while repairs are being made.
Physicist Matthew Williamson was approved for a permit to study radiation in Central Park in June.
The third section of the park will stretch from 30th Street to 34th Street.
A tree protection plan shows that London plane trees will suffer during the rehab.
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