March 3, 2021
In 1973 the United Nations General Assembly declared March 3 as a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Beginning in 2013, we have planted and/or retrofitted more than 300 trees throughout the Hudson Square neighborhood using our unique design – the Hudson Square Standard (HSS). The HSS reimagines the potential for urban sidewalks and tree planting that yields big environmental and health benefits. Since our inception, HSBID has been reimagining our streets and sidewalks in an effort to create a welcoming, vibrant neighborhood for people.
This coming spring we are installing sensors to measure the actual benefits of our trees on the environment, but we know the mental and psychological effects of greenery, especially in a concrete city are immeasurable. The trees, along with our plazas and our art are an escape from the concrete jungle and add some life to the community.