First Norah Jones got criticized for a nouveau-Tuscany vibe in the kitchen of her new Cobble Hill home—now the songstress is moving right along with her renovation and allegedly sweet-talked the LPC into letting her have a little bit more light. Beautiful, warm, embracing light. Sounds innocent enough, but the NY Post reports that "neighbors don’t want a window into her soul — or home."
Basically, Jones purchased the Brooklyn brownstone for $4.99 million earlier this year, and now wants to add "10 double-hung windows to the side brick wall." Neighbors charge that the change would make her home inconsistent with the Greek revival architecture, noting that "breaking this precedent is wrong." Good luck with that fight, neighbors — mainstream, chart-topping, Top 40 adult contemporary artists have never tried to fit in.
But wait, Jones allegedly told her opponents in an email: "With respect to the Cobble Hill Association, my windows went through the approvals process with Landmarks and are not out of character with the neighborhood." She added that her goal was to keep Cobble Hill "beautiful and peaceful." And on that note, the locals are picking up their torches and threatening they'll block the construction by filing a lawsuit saying it’s a safety hazard.