Day 59

What the hell is this??

February 27th, 2012

This enormous concrete monstrosity appears to exist solely to support the leaning tree. Does anyone know the story behind it?


  1. Rob S says:

    “Whatcha gonna do with all that junk, all that junk against your trunk??”

  2. Can we get a location?

    • Matt Green says:

      You can always see a photo’s location by clicking on “View on map” at the top of the image. (You might need to give it a minute to load.) This one was taken on the south side of Eastern Parkway, by the Franklin Avenue Shuttle station.

      • Gail from SLO says:

        It doesn’t work when I click on “View on map”. I get the same view of lower Manhattan with City Hall, no matter how long I wait. Bummer.

        • Matt Green says:

          Hmm, that’s weird. Good to know, though. The other way you can see the location of a photo is to click on the photo, which will take you to that photo’s Flickr page. Then click on the small map in the upper right-hand corner, and that will show you the exact location.

  3. Lizzie K says:

    That’s right near my old house! I love that chunk of concrete. I hope you find out the story behind it! Go, Matt, Go!!

  4. Obviously a sacrophagus–would love to be there at night when the hidden door creaks open!

  5. Joisy jeff says:

    Marshal, Will & Holly……..on a routine expedition……

    That’s right….my vote is for the Pylon back to the real world. Becareful of the Sleestaks when it opens.
    Actualy I can’t help but to think of a door stopper wedge while looking at this thing. What is the strap for??

  6. elisssabeth says:

    Ocean Parkway, maybe? Someone must have really loved that tree.

  7. tom says:

    the tree was likely quite tipsy and needed help standing up after a night of imbibing

  8. tna says:

    I don’t know if NYC has tornatoes like where I live did last night….if so it’s a tree anchor.

  9. RAYMOND in ALABAMA says:


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