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Dispute Over Private Garden at 1 Sutton Place Heats Up

An update on one of our very favorite stories, the fight by the residents of the 1 Sutton Place co-op on the Upper East Side to maintain control of a private garden that's reverted to the city's control. The Parks Division has drawn up plans for a new park (above) to replace the private garden; not so fast, say co-op residents, who are plotting a counterattack to save their enclave. And the fun has just begun. Reports the NYT,

In the coming months, more will be revealed about this classic real estate story, one replete with secret agreements, disputes over an 1820 land survey, and the city's intentions more than six decades ago.For what it's worth, we're betting on the people with lots of money.
· A Park? Not in Our Backyard [NYTimes]
· Sutton Place Private Lawn Going to the Masses [Curbed]