In a City that can't figure out a way to preserve landmark businesses like Katz's or Chumley's, I suppose it's too much to ask for special trees to gain protection.
But if she ever do come up with some sort of landmarking program for trees, I nominate this singular specimen on Kane Street near Court. I'm no good at judging the age of trees, but judging by the thick, gnarled bark, twisted roots and coat of moss and trunk-covering vines, I'd say it dates back to at least Model T times. The plant adds considerable beauty and character to the block. It's spider-web of branches trace infinite designs upon the sky, and the enormously powerful roots take no guff from the neighboring bluestone, pushing it up all around at severe angles. It's a wonder it hasn't been trimmed back; somebody must be looking out for it.