"An expediter comes around the Huang property on Mazeau Street frequently. One day I asked her why there is a curb cut in front of the window, because I thought parking on the front lawn was illegal. She replied, 'Well, the DOB inspector was just here and signed off on it.'" - anonymous
Hmm. Well, I knew that this house is in an R4-1 contextual zone. And I also knew about the ban on lawn paving. But I wanted to ask an urban planner if he thought this was kosher. Here's the response:
At LEAST 20% of the property has to be landscaped green space.
No way that's legal.
That's in the R4-1, right? Two 2-families only.
The parking's fucked as well."
And there you have it. They also need to replace the street tree they destroyed.