In December, Gossips reported that a second dead tree had been removed from Thurston Park, leaving the pear tree allee in the vest pocket park in the 200 block of Warren Street with seven trees on one side and only five on the other. At the Common Council Public Works Committee meeting on Wednesday night, First Ward Alderman Sarah Sterling proposed a plan for replacing the missing trees.
Sterling explained that the Hudson Beautification Committee, which was active in the late 1990s and early 2000s and involved such fondly remembered Hudsonians as Hannah Williamson, Bob Soto, and Fran DeGrazia, still had $800 of unspent money. She proposed that the money be used to replace the missing trees in Thurston Park and asked DPW Superintendent Rob Perry if the Department of Public Works would help. Perry promised, "You show up with the trees, and we'll put them in."
Gossips is thankful to report that, come spring, the symmetry of this little park's elegantly simple design will be restored.