Arrgghh! I noticed that they were coming a few weeks ago when preparations were being made every 50 yards or so along 17th Street between Union Square West and Fifth Ave. There are 3 on each side of the street and, arguably, they lower the carbon footprint of the city. Six of the trees to be planted in the city under the Million Trees Initiative? Hell no, they are Muni-Meters! So much for my tree request! Maybe the city can donate the money for previously free parking to buy a tree or two. Right now trees are losing the battle on this street, the count:
Muni-Meters 6, Trees 3.