Steve Jobs memorial: A Dawn Redwood in NYC’s Tompkins Square Park

“In November of 2011, a Dawn Redwood tree was planted in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village section of New York City in memorial to Steve Jobs,” Steven Sande reports for TUAW.

“The planting was done by workers for Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project, and a one-line memorial has just been added to a plaque dedicating trees to other notables,” Sande reports. “Steve’s epitaph? ‘In Honor of Steve Jobs. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.'”

Sande reports, “Some East Village residents were pleased with the memorial… However, others were not happy that Jobs — who definitely wasn’t an East Village resident — was called out for a special memorial: ‘How is Steve Jobs connected to the East Village? Seriously. I want to know.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s always nice to see Steve Jobs remembered.

And, yes, there’s always some asshole who “wants to know” something, but never will.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]


  1. How is he… What? Seriously? Let’s go down the streets ofthe neighborhood at 8 pm tonight and count how many macs, iPads, iPods, iPhones are now intimately merged into prople’s lives… So tightly linked, it seems, that they don’t recognize them as products of someone else’s imagination and effort. “Someone else’s” indeed.

    1. Exactly what I was thinking. His aura and effect is deeply embedded everywhere touching billions of lives throughout the planet. It’s like saying Thomas Edison or Henry Ford or Albert Einstein didn’t have anything to do with the lives of those living in the neighborhood. Steve will continue to have deep resonance in the lives of people everywhere for centuries to come. He was among an elite few who created the cyber-life we have today from scratch. Anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot.

  2. Who is Steve Jobs to the East Village? Ask what any of the thousands of hipsters that have overrun the neighborhood – you know – the ones who pay the exorbitant rents and taxes that keep your public parks maintained. I bet a few of them have heard the name.

  3. “There’s always some asshole who ‘wants to know’ something, but never will.”

    In NYC, especially. Which is why, over a decade later, they’re still replacing The World Trade Center. 10+ years is a national embarrassment. No partisanship here: both Presidents share the blame. A real leader would have made it happen within 24 months at the longest.

  4. There are plenty of buildings, schools, libraries and such named after ass-hats who had as much to do about nothing. Someone has a problem with a tree being dedicated to Steve Jobs in East Villiage, seriously?!

    The world is full of ignorate retards.

      1. I stand corrected. After I saw the post I realized my mistake. To bad there isn’t a way to fix that, right. No need to rake me over the coals for a typing error.

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