The tragedy happened just outside the zoo. It was a beautiful June day and the father, Mike Ricciutti, was taking pictures of his wife and daughter, six-month-old Gianna Ricciutti. There was a cracking sound, the mother fell and the baby flew out of her arms.
A statement from a city Parks Department spokeswoman is perplexing. Vickie Karp says: The investigation as to why the limb fell is ongoing, as is a review of specific responsibility for tree maintenance.
If the department doesnt know who is responsible for tree maintenance, who does?
This little bit of flimflam points up one of the unfortunate developments of recent years. The Parks Department, a city agency, has farmed out the responsibility for overseeing 26,000 trees to the Central Park Conservancy. In addition, the Wildlife Conservation Society has jurisdiction over the zoo.
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