Some days are good to just max and relax with your friend Q-Tip or make a folk-influenced brand of vocal jazz that is incredibly pleasing to the masses/your parents. Other days, you’ve got to fight the man. And one of our favorite ways to fight the man: more windows!
We imagine this to be the general mindset of songstress Norah Jones as she navigates her way through a classic Brooklyn brownstone battle. You see, earlier this year, Jones purchases a brownstone home in Brooklyn’s idyllic Cobble Hill for $4.99 million. Now the nieghborhood says her request to add “10 double-hung windows to the side brick wall” goes directly against the architectural spirit of the neighborhood’s predominantly Greek Revival design and that “breaking this precedent is wrong.”
Jones has responded defiantly, as any good man-fighter is wont to do, by writing a kind-spirited e-mail explaining she went through the appropriate request process and is simply trying to keep the neighborhood “beautiful and peaceful.” This may seem like Jones is playing a bit nice. But we’re pretty sure one of the emoticons was starting to get those angry eyebrows. Owned. (Via: Gothamist)