If you know me at all, you know that I like to sit outside whenever possible. So you can imagine how much it annoys me that for three summers I’ve had to look out my bedroom window to see so much neglected private outdoor space. There are actually four lots here (the green space used to have a wooden fence down the middle which eventually deteriorated and fell down) that no one ever uses; I have never even seen anyone in the one of the left, which actually looks like it was once cared for. What a waste. On the upside, I don’t have to listen to loud BBQs and parties all the time.