Back in September, after a 19-month legal battle, John and Yoko Ono‘s son Sean was ordered by a Manhattan judge to remove a tree on his Greenwich Village property at 153 West 13th Street after neighbors Gary and Addie Tomei (parents of actress Marisa Tomei) claimed it spread roots on their property, “cracking the stoop, breaking the railings, and coming through the basement floor of their townhouse,” as 6sqft explained. The Post now reports that Lennon has finally settled on the $10 million suit and removed the pesky tree.
Lennon bought his three-story townhouse in 2008 for $9.5 million, and the Tomeis have owned theirs since 1994. Though the details of the agreement are confidential, the tree–a 50-year-old, 60-foot-tall ailanthus, an invasive species native to China better known as a “tree of heaven”–came down last month, despite Lennon’s counter that the Tomeis should reconfigure the entryway of their landmarked home to accommodate his tree.
“I’m just happy it’s over,” Gary Tomei said, adding that he’ll use the settlement money to rebuild his stoop, balustrades, and an exterior door.
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