...at least one homeowner has already run afoul of the district's new guidelines.
Inspectors responded to a 44th Street home owned by Sunnyside restaurateur Hiroshi Hatazaki Aug. 15 after a caller reported construction there not approved by the Landmark Preservation Commission.
Sunnyside Gardens chafes under landmarking
Online records of the violation show Hatazaki was cited for removing a shake roof and constructing a structural addition to the two-story brick townhouse.
A plastic tarp covered the roof of the building last week.
Hatazaki said he supported the establishment of the historic district, but was surprised when the city issued him a stop-work order.
"I asked my roofer and my roofer said we don't need a permit for the roof," he said. "I spent maybe more than $20,000."
Allen said neighbors are blowing the whistle on neighbors, creating a tense atmosphere.
Can't you all just get along?
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