walked past the construction site of the "Ballgreen" on Lenox between Bedford and Rogers, an upcoming green color-blocked mess of a project, and was dismayed to see the main structural beams jut out at least 20 feet in front of the facade of every other building on the block.
Tried to capture it, but it was tricky:
i bet the people living in that little brownstone are bummed.
also, note that the rendering craftily makes it look like the building was going to be contextually set back.
anyway, not that this should surprise any of us. i just find it very sad. it's a particularly lovely block, mostly because of the lawns and trees. it would hard to get a sense of how lovely the set-back quality of the street is if you've never actually walked down it in person.