Wicker Couch Randomly Shows Up in Branches of Upper West Side Tree - NBC New York

Wicker Couch Randomly Shows Up in Branches of Upper West Side Tree

“I hope the squirrels like it," one man said as he passed by

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    Mysterious Couch Appears in Tree on UWS

    A mysterious couch has appeared in a tree on the Upper West Side. (Published Monday, Jan. 28, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A couch appeared in the tree outside of 711 Amsterdam Avenue last week, locals say

    • UES residents have speculated that it blew off a nearby balcony during a recent windstorm

    • NYC Parks said the couch would be removed Tuesday

    A couch big enough to seat about three people suddenly appeared lodged in the branches of a tree on the Upper West Side — and no one knows for sure how it got there.

    The wicker couch appeared in the tree outside of 711 Amsterdam Avenue four days ago, according to the West Side Rag. Locals speculated that it blew off a nearby balcony during a recent windstorm.

    Mel Warner noticed the couch because his mom lives on the second floor of 711 Amsterdam Avenue, about adjacent to where the couch is now perched. 

    "I was walking and I'm looking and I'm thinking, "That looks like a couch in a tree ... and it was," Mel Warner said. 

    In a statement to NBC 4 New York, NYC Parks said the couch would be removed Tuesday.

    "I walk up this street every day and I never noticed it, that must say something about New York,” David Roccosalva said. "I hope the squirrels like it.”

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