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Storm Uproots Decades-Old Trees on Manton Street

A strong storm on Tuesday, May 15th uprooted two of the large, beautiful trees that have adorned Manton Street for decades. Powerful winds forced portions of the sidewalk up and caused the trees to fall into Molloy’s front lawn and walkway. The Manton Street entrance was forced into temporary closure due to branches blocking the entirety of the walkway. One of the trees also caused damage to the front awning and facade of the building (netting used to repel birds was torn, the letters spelling the school’s name were knocked off). Thankfully, no one was hurt in this incident. The cleanup process began early the next morning, and most of the debris was cleared away by that evening. Repairs to the remaining damaged sidewalk and front entrance have not yet been made, however administrators and staff are carefully considering solutions that will prove to be long-term smart investments.

Molloy’s response to the storm damage is another example of our school’s ability to address unforeseen circumstances. We are in a position to address these types of emergencies quickly and efficiently thanks in large part to the support our community provides through gifts to the annual fund – The Fund For Molloy. As was the case in December, when Molloy addressed an emergency sewer pipe burst, we are again able to effectively respond to an emergency while ensuring the safety of our students and faculty.

If you have any questions about emergency repairs or the impact of your donations, please reach out to the Stanner Alumni Center at 718.441.9210 or email [email protected].