RIP, Tree on Norman Hit By Pepsi Truck

Tuesday morning en route to the Nassau Ave. G train, I was surprised to encounter a large tree branch laying across Norman Ave. while resting partially on top of a guilty-looking Pepsi truck. It appeared, upon closer examination, that the tree had just been clipped by the truck, which caused some of the wood to split, taking down a large chunk of the tree with it. Traffic was closed on the street as a result of this significant obstruction.

The site of the accident on Norman Ave. (off of Lorimer St.)

However, as of that evening, the entire tree had been cut down and almost entirely removed. It’s a shame considering that it was a good tree that just got hit with some bad luck (or, in this case, a Pepsi truck). An innocent casualty in the transport of carbonated beverages, the city had no choice but to take it out it entirely.

Don’t you agree that Pepsi corporation should pay to replace it? Let’s keep our Greenpoint green!

All that's currently left of the sad tree

About Matt G.

After attending film school in Chicago, Matt moved to NYC in 1998 to start the art rock outfit God The Band, achieving cult notoriety on the local underground music scene. In the years since, he has worked as a video editor, videographer and, occasionally, film director. In 2011, he made his feature debut with the film “Love Stalker.” Matt has been a proud Greenpoint resident for over a decade and has no plans to leave anytime soon. He loves cats.

3 Comments

  1. Peter says:

    Not only should they pay for it, they are legally obligated to- if you got the number of the truck, call it in to 311.

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  2. kari says:

    Yes, Pepsi replace it.

    Reply

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