Falling Tree Kills New Yorker, Many Point to Budget Cuts 8.5.13 at 6:00pm by Connor Ryan Lanterna, Flickr As night began crawling across Sunday's clear sky, Yingyi Li, a 30-year-old Queens resident, was taking in the cool summer air on a bench in Kissena Park in Queens. Then, suddenly -- out of nowhere -- a crack. A 70-year-old, 50-foot-tall oak tree came crashing down on top of her. Li was pronounced dead soon after the impact at a nearby hospital. History New Yorkers Can Sink Their Teeth Into 10.4.12 at 5:11pm by Historic House Trust New York City is showcasing its historic homes in a special event this weekend.