Workers at Maspeth High School have constructed wooden tree guards to protect the street trees along 74th Street. The tree guards also provide a place to sit and adds a nice touch of beauty to the property surrounding the school.
Residents can remember before the school was built there was Restaurant Depot and not one tree stood on the block. Trailer trucks operated day and night and kept their engines running to keep food frozen, this made plenty of air pollution and noise. With all the trucks backing in and double-parking, driving there was dangerous. Another routine problem was drivers getting lost and driving through side blocks damaging trees and knocking down wires. Many times, trucks got stuck on some turns tying up traffic.
Not only has Maspeth HS improved their property but it also has a Green Club that is involved in the community removing graffiti, doing cleanups and helping at recycling events. Thanks for the great work.