I was driving down 27th Ave in Astoria the other day when a rather large tree in front of an auto body shop caught my eye. Nothing too special about a random tree…but something didn’t seem right…
…And then I realized: was that tree growing through the auto body shop??
I stepped into the office to find out…
…And sure enough, it was, growing right through the counter and up through roof!
I spoke with the owner, who told me he built the office around the tree 20 or 30 years ago (he would never think of cutting it down), and that it’s continued to grow without problems ever since.
So cool – reminds me of something you’d read in a children’s book. Here’s a great pic taken in the summer courtesy of Google Street View:
Hey, New York may not be the greenest city in the world, but we sure are creative about where we put our trees!
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