How much does it cost NYC to plant a tree? A tree-mendous $3,600!
Share this @internewscast.com

New Yorkers grin and bear the city’s high cost of living, but the high cost of government is enough to send anyone through the roof. That’s what happened when five City Council members recently discovered that the city’s Parks Department spends $3,600 a pop to replace a tree — more than seven times what neighboring Jersey City pays.

Gotham replaces around 20,000 of its 666,000 trees each year, meaning it spends $72 million on tree replacement annually. Yet across the Hudson, Jersey City pays just $500 each.

That, understandably, got the councilman to fire off a letter asking — only slightly jokingly — if that city could do Gotham’s tree-planting instead.

But the city’s cost premium doesn’t end with trees. In Jersey City, a new 53,000-square-foot charter school has a $12.5 million price tag. In the Bronx, a 46,000-square-foot charter school expansion will cost $70 million. Some years back, The New York Times found that laying a mile of subway track here ran seven times as much as in other major cities.

You can blame union costs, prevailing-wage laws, bloated bureaucracies, poor oversight . . . but in the end, the buck stops with New York’s elected officials: its mayor, governor and lawmakers. Instead of moving away, fed-up New Yorkers might just consider voting for someone else for a change.

Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like
Score $1,500 risk-free bet this weekend

Score $1,500 risk-free bet this weekend

Commercial content. 21+.  New York Post readers can get their hands on…
The drag show goes on at Uprising Bakery after nearly being delayed due to vandalism, zoning issues

The drag show goes on at Uprising Bakery after nearly being delayed due to vandalism, zoning issues

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. (CBS) — A suburban cafe that was vandalized…
Olivia Newton-John's grieving daughter Chloe Lattanzi, 36, (left) has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her beloved mother (right) following her death aged 73

Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi shares heartbreaking tribute

Olivia Newton-John’s grieving daughter Chloe Lattanzi has shared a heartbreaking tribute to…
MTG Pantomimes 'Prayer' With Alleged J6 Snitch Brandon Straka in Fake Jail Cell at CPAC

MTG Pantomimes ‘Prayer’ With Alleged J6 Snitch Brandon Straka in Fake Jail Cell at CPAC

Last Updated on August 8, 2022 Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was…
Gary Player accuses son of selling memorabilia without permission

Gary Player accuses son of selling memorabilia without permission

Gary Player has come out swinging against his son. The 86-year-old golf…
Missouri teen drowns after saving 4-year-old brother

Missouri teen drowns after saving 4-year-old brother

A Missouri teenager died last month after saving his 4-year-old brother from…
What is the 'Dark Brandon' meme that has taken the White House by storm?

What is the ‘Dark Brandon’ meme that has taken the White House by storm?

(The Hill) – The phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” started off as a…
3 men taken into custody after shooting in Kenwood

3 men taken into custody after shooting in Kenwood

CHICAGO (CBS)– Three men were taken into custody after a shooting in…