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Lasker:

Were they open on Easter Sunday? Great. I forget, I don't think I was in town. I planted 20,000 more, and in honor of my who has given 350 double flowering cherries. East Side of New York. They are planted around hospitals and churches, and 150 down the center of Park Avenu from 74th down.

Q:

And the tulip bulbs?

Lasker:

The tulip bulbs are between 54th and 89th. In little spots. I'm afraid some of the spots will look rather small, but my ideas weren't followed. I wanted the same spots that were planted last year planted and then some additional ones. I drew the shape of them. And my ideas were not followed -- by the independence of the city.

Q:

You've had no further trouble with careless people who dug up the bulbs?

Lasker:

No. They did rather well with the bulbs. In fact, very few tulips were picked, which is quite astonishing.

Q:

Anything else in the field of beautification?

Lasker:

E.H. Hutton has done some very good things down at the Battery Park, planting bulbs and flowering trees. I want to have New York planted with 90,000 trees for 1976, Manhattan I'm talking about. It would cost about 12 million dollars. . . that's nothing for a city that has a budget of ten billion.



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