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.
The block between West 77th and 78th streets also lost a bus shelter and is set for a newsstand.
The trees will be planted on Myrtle Avenue between Hall Street and Emerson Place.
Students from the Bronx Community Charter School planted trees on Friday in the Bronx River Forest.
The Jackson Heights Beautification Group teamed up with the New York Restoration Project for the event
The tree was knocked down on Saturday after a Bartlett Dairy truck smashed into it, neighbors said.
The Greening Western Queens Initiative will plant 70 trees in Sunnyside and Woodside this spring.
The park hopes to maintain its gardens with an army of volunteer landscapers.
Jimmy Van Bramer announced $10,000 in funding for the park, which lost its beloved trees in the storm.
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