09 5 / 2012
"Mrs. Clark was as quiet a neighbor as one could ever hope to have — because she was never home. For her last two decades, she chose to live in hospitals, even when in good health, leaving her three apartments and Connecticut mansion largely empty, but for her enormous collection of dolls… “Who needs 23 rooms?” said the resident with knowledge of the board’s decision-making. “Think about it — it would have to be a huge family, or maybe an entertainer. We don’t know, but we’d rather not find out."