Do palm trees now grow in New York City?

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Go to Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, There is one tree named Trachycarpus that has be in the ground for about 10 years. They say it can take Zone 7 cold. Pease not this palm is protected every winter. However, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens also has several unprotected clumps of the Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix) that have been thriving. The Needle Palm is a bit hardier than Trachycarpus and is at its upper limits in the New York area; they do not grow well north of the Connecticut coastline.

Name:

Sandra Stanton

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Domino Sugar Factory

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South 5th & Kent Ave

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What have you learned?

[2003 - The City Department of Planning is supporting industries to reuse for the site bulk cargo, paper recycling and mostly likely turn into housing apartment.
2004 - Two developers brought the refinery but, planning department drawn a plan to presever the site for manufacturing.
2006 - City land mark perservations considered factories for a landmark status which takes away property rights from owners.]

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