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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.
And the tulip bulbs?
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.
You've had no further trouble with careless people who dug
up the bulbs?
No. They did rather well with the bulbs. In fact,
very few tulips were picked, which is quite astonishing.
Anything else in the field of beautification?
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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