In landmarked parts of neighborhoods like Park Slope, changes to buildings in the front are almost impossible, but there's a lot more latitude on doing nasty things to the backside. For instance, 139 Lincoln Place. An original plan submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission included a topside tumor. It's back with "what looks like a glass ceiling for the basement which extends 15 or 20 feet out into the yard." Nice ass or not? [Brownstoner]
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