The Norway Maple is an invasive species. It is (still) used heavily in cultivation as a shade tree. The problem is that the seeds are viable and each tree produces a vast amount of them. So a tree planted in an area can quickly populate the space with seedlings.
But they are fast growing maples and provide beautiful foliage and shade so they are used a lot in urban and suburban yards.
They bloom later than the native red maple and also have a much more distinctive flower: