New York - Lawyers in a probate case before the New York courts have reported fears that the President's 'open door' policy towards vagrants, nomadics and other itinerant undesirables could blight Fifth Avenue's multi-million dollar condominiums.
They're fighting machiavellian attempts to allow unrestricted access by an apartment block's pesky litigants to a roof garden and adjoining roof space at 1107 Fifth Avenue.
The test case has been described as one small step away from the opening of 'liberal' floodgates to allow the great unwashed public unprecedented access to billionaires' private gardens.
"It's Obama's ultimate property rights agenda," Carnegie Hill realtor Viyela Madison told reporters from QM-NewsCorpse today.
At the core of the legal tussle are the property rights of legatees who have inherited a swish Upper East Side mansion perched atop one of Manhattan's grandest apartment blocks.
The deeds specify the $27 million condo holds sole ownership rights to the Central Park-facing wrap-around roof terrace as well as the roof space above the top storey.
But a failed attempt to buy the condo by one of the co-op board's members at a 'ridiculous' knock-down price has exposed a hornets' nest of greed and chicanery.
Rejection of the risible $20 million bid soon saw the failed purchaser mount a co-op bid to usurp the exclusive roof garden rights with the sudden erection of a residents' roof garden.
That land-grab attempt has been slammed by the new owners of the fabulous apartment as blatant racketeering - and rightly so.
"Who else should have unfettered access to this private multi-million dollar Manhattan roof space?" Ms Madison queried.
"Sounds like a classic election pledge scam."