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Sunset Park Memorial Grove
Thursday, November 21, 2002
No. 173

FIRST SEPTEMBER 11TH LIVING MEMORIAL GROVE TAKES ROOT IN SUNSET PARK

DATE: Monday, November 25th, 2002

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Sunset Park, Brooklyn (Mid-Park, 41st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues)

EVENT & PHOTO-OP: With a view of Lower Manhattan on the horizon, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe will be joined by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Council Member Joseph Addabbo, and members of the NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority for the dedication of the City's first Living Memorial Grove in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

DETAILS: The Sunset Park Memorial Grove consists of 45 Trees – 16 Yellowood, 21 Two Winged Silver Bells and 8 White Flowering Red Buds – planted in an oval. In addition, Parks has planted a triangular garden with 78 White Carpet Roses, 70 Cotoneaster Shrubs, and 3,000 White Dwarf Narcissus. Inside the grove, local school children will plant daffodils linking the Living Memorial Grove to the Daffodil Project, New York City’s first September 11th living memorial effort sponsored by the Department of Parks & Recreation and New Yorkers for Parks.

CONTACT: Jeffrey Sandgrund 360-1311

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