The story of the wicker couch that ended up lodged in a tree, first reported in West Side Rag, ended up on the evening news on NBC, ABC and CBS, along with 1010 WINS radio.
The couch on 95th Street and Amsterdam Avenue was declared an honorary Kardashian, and nominated for best supporting actor.
But now its 15 minutes of fame is over, as the couch has been hoisted out of the tree — apparently on orders of the New York City Parks Department.
Ed Park, who told us about the couch in the first place, gets the last word.
“After seeing four different news trucks and various rubberneckers on the street yesterday, I knew ‘couch fever’ couldn’t last. Sure enough, this morning around 8, I walked outside and saw that the couch was no more. For safety reasons, I’m glad it’s down—but part of me will miss this bit of random weirdness.”