Kermit The Frog In Queens

So I’ve been scouting rooftops in Queens recently. Quick question: am I nuts…


…or does it look like this lawn design was inspired by Kermit the Frog?



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  1. Hey, it ain’t easy being green… But somehow, both this lawn and Kermit manage to do it!

    (You’re totally not crazy, by the way. I think it does, too!)

  2. That’s two questions and the answer to both is “Yes!” 🙂

  3. I think I know these buildings…Is this Forest Hills? If so I’ve lived close by my whole life and never gotten this unique perspective!

  4. it’s not that easy having a tree growing out of your cheek

  5. Yes Forest Hills at Queens Blvd and Yellowstone Blvd

  6. It even has the seam on the top of his head! Too much detail for coincidence!

  7. It’s not too surprising to find this greenspace at a development relatively close to the Kaufman Astoria Studios where Sesame Street is filmed.

  8. What a coincidence! I wonder if the residents that overlook it think the same. Excellent perspective, by the way!

  9. Fabulous high-rise shot Nick – from where did you take it??

  10. That’s Parker Towers. While looking at the building, did you notice the end apartments are accessed via an exterior entrence on what appears at first glance to be terraces. The buildings were constructed this way to save on the cost of elevators and maximizing the floorplan.

  11. In fact it IS fashioned after Kermit! The story goes that Jack Parker who built and owns this property did this for his grandson who absolutely loved Kermy.