There are very few homes that have street access to their backyard in Park Slope. There is one around the corner from me at 50 8th Ave.
I have always loved the sign that the owner hung on the gate to his back yard
ENTRY INTO THIS YARD FOR ANY REASON IS PROHIBITED.
THIS INCLUDES TIME-WANNER, NYNEX, CONED AND
ALL UTILITY COMPANY EMPLOYEES.
SUPERVISORY PERSONAL AT THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT
AUTHORIZED TO GRANT PERMISSION TO ENTER
VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED
NEW YORK STATE PENAL LAW SEC 140.05
This sign has been around for a few years. In 2000 NYNEX and GTE merged to become Verizon