Melinda Hackett

Tree house necessities like comic books, sketch pads and comfortable seating are seen in the tree house in Melinda Hackett's backyard in New York City, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Manhattan Treehouse Survives Legal Fight

In the countryside, in the suburbs or even in the leafier districts of New York’s outer boroughs, a treehouse would hardly raise an eyebrow. But in Greenwich Village it raised hackles.