pope scope, pt. 1 It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown! Having failed in his noble quest to charge frumpy suburbanites to visit our city, Mayor Bloomberg, everyone’s favorite eco-elf, turns his attention to the one million trees he’s threatened to plant in the next 10 years. … Today, inhale deeply as 250 go up in East Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park, a feat of landscaping undertaken by 500 volunteers who are better people than us. And what’s the pope up to today, you may be wondering? His excellency attends Mass at St. Patrick’s, after which, get this, the “pontiff will ride in an enclosed popemobile” back uptown, reports The Times, in what we blindly trust is not The Times “getting cute” again.
[“One Thing That’s Green” tree-planting event, Thomas Jefferson Park, 114th and Pleasant Avenue, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.]