Brooklyn's Famed Vagina Tree Felled by Irene

A Sycamore that stood for decades in Greenpoint's McCarren Park and dubbed the "Vagina Tree" for the way that its trunk — and there's really no delicate way to put this — resembled a Tyrannosaurus rex's ladyparts has been felled by Irene, The Brooklyn Paper reports.

A popular local meeting spot for first dates and Sunday school excursions alike, the Vagina Tree had boasted its own genital piercing and even had a Foursquare page (now closed) and Twitter feed ("I am the stump formally known as the Vagina Tree"). No word yet on whether a benefit performance of The Vagina Tree Monologues will be held to help her orphaned saplings. [photo credit: Stefano Giovannini for Brooklyn Paper; NY Shitty]