On Tuesday we won our appeal to the Zoning Board to enlarge the RBB's roof structure and to use the basement as part of the tenants' living space! This is what we've been working for since we bought the building ten months ago. A huge victory! We still have to wait 2 weeks for the Board's decision to be written up and then 3 more for any objections to be filed in court, but for all intents and purposes, we can move forward with construction.
Since there are no pretty pictures from that happy event, I'll share two scores from an art auction I attended yesterday. The photos don't do them justice - the background on the portrait is actually a vibrant turquoise and the landscape is more luminous - plus, it's quite large (23" by 30") plus frame, so it packs a real punch.
The portrait is going to be hung gallery-style with the two portraits I bought in the fall. I'm not sure, but I think I'll hang the landscape in our unit's entry hall.