In a borough full of brownstones, one blackstone has caused a lawsuit.
Evette Simmons, 59, was stunned to find out that her historic, century-old brownstone in Brooklyn was no longer brown on the bottom exterior wall - it was black.
Her neighbors, identified as Joe and Abraham Mashieh, had bought the building next door for $840,000 in August, according to the New York Daily News.
They decided to paint their brownstone black. They then painted some of Simmons' valuable property black too.
'When I saw the paint on the side of the exterior wall and the handrail in the back I was so angry. I literally drove around the block a few times,' she told the outlet.
Additionally, Simmons says the Mashiehs drilled an iron handrail into her wall without authorization.
And as the final slap in the face, they left a bunch of trash, including a discarded bathtub, in front of her property for which she was ticketed and had to pay the fine.
Anger: Evette Simmons (who lives in the home on the left of the picture) is furious that her neighbor has painted their home black and the exterior of her property too
Strong: Simmons says she got no warning from her new neighbors Joe and Abraham Mashieh, who bought the building in August
Above, what the 'blackstone' looked like before the black paint, as well as Simmons' exterior wall