Pink Brownstone's New Owners Seek Color Change
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A Brooklyn home famous for its polarizing pink facade has some new owners.
The brownstone, located at 233 Garfield Place in Park Slope, sold for over $2 million and now the new owners are requesting permission from the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission to repaint it.
The building’s longtime owner first colored the home pink in the 1960s and then a brighter hue six years ago to mixed reactions from his neighbors.
"I can just say living next door whenever I sit on the stoop kids come by and love it. It's like a magical palace to them," said one neighbor.
"I've been here on the block 16 years. It's always been kind of interesting. I think some people felt it really hurt the character of the neighborhood. I actually thought it made it kind of interesting," said another neighbor.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission say they did receive the permit application and a decision is pending.