The residents of 44 Laight St, a converted loft condominium building in Tribeca are seeking to have the cobblestones in front of their building replaced with something a little more...stroller-friendly. The Community Board all but chased the petitioners straight into the Holland Tunnel:
’ÄúYou should respect what the neighborhood is,’Äù fumed committee member Paul Sipos. ’ÄúYou say it is unsightly. I take big exception to that. And as for the trouble with pushing baby strollers, well that’Äôs life in the historic district.’ÄùResidents Plead to Be Rid of Cobblestones [tribecatribune via curbed, who also has interior shots--which show Picasso's Guernica in the livingroom--of a $5mm loft in the bldg.]
The request was swiftly voted down.