Legendary NBC reporter Gabe Pressman yesturday called on the District Attorney to Investigate the tree death in Central Park. Based on information that has surfaced in at least two of the prior cases within the last year the District Attorney should not be limited to just investigating the most recent tree incident in the park.
"The public has a right to know what’s happening. We need independent scrutiny of the parks. Not finger pointing or shrugging off of responsibility, wrote Gabe Pressman.
Central Park is a magnificent tribute to the vision of its designers, Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux in the 19th Century. This oasis of natural beauty must be protected at all costs, for the families who enjoy it and for the city it represents.
If there was negligence in this tragedy, the district attorney should be investigating it. Central Park and all our parklands deserve the ultimate protection of the law itself. If there was negligence, it must be exposed and corrected "
NBC New York - June 28, 2010 - By Gabe Pressman