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Before the project goes before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday (man, they've been busy), the Times' David Dunlap probes just how upset Sunnyside residents are about the proposal to build a two-story, eight-unit apartment building on the site of a shuttered playground in the middle of a historic district. The answer? Quite, even though the design includes, tucked into the new development's embraces, a reconstruction of the first-ever prefabricated aluminum house, originally built in 1931. Asked a local councilman: "How can a house that in some ways resembles a spaceship be plopped down in the middle of this neighborhood?" Read up on the saga. [NYT; previously]