Backyard tree house survives Manhattan legal fight

A tree house is seen in the backyard of Melinda Hackett's home in New York City, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

October 27, 2010 10:54:44 AM PDT
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 a historic Manhattan neighborhood whose residents have included Mark Twain and Eleanor Roosevelt, it raised hackles.