New York landmarks: rightfully famous, visited, beloved. However, there is one freshly minted "landmark" in NYC that may never challenge Lady Liberty or even the Naked Cowboy for iconic status, except in the hearts of three underage city dwellers. They are the 11, 13 and 16-year-old daughters of Melinda Hackett, and the landmark here is their backyard treehouse.
Yes, like many other aspects of big city living, the treehouse was the result of a daily fight, not just with the neighbors, but with the permitting office and the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission, among others, reports the Associated Press. Not only did Melinda Hackett have to build the treehouse with her bare hands (o.k. some carpenters built it and they used tools) but she had to fight tooth and nail to get to keep her daughters' "little treehouse that could." That part is actually true.