Upscale Upper West Side residents who live in a building occupied by Jerry Seinfeld are calling on the city to remove a hot dog cart from their fancy corner. According to The Real Deal, last spring a hot dog vendor took up residence on a slice of sidewalk between the street and the subway entrance, on a corner also occupied by the posh Beresford coop, and the denizens are displeased.

The move was "purely economical," according to building manager Alex Kalajian, which makes sense, considering hungry straphangers might be tempted by the proximity to the tubular treats and the guy is trying to sell hot dogs. But from the residents' perspective, the arrival of the cart heralded nothing but more litter, noise and the constant stench of boiled meat. Residents have filed complaints with local police and the community board, insisting the vendor's presence affects quality of life in the building.

So far the "eviction" has been unsuccessful, but the standoff is presumably being watched closely by New Yorkers with sensitive olfactory nerves. If people like Jerry Seinfeld and John McEnroe—both Beresford dwellers—can't get a hot dog cart to relocate, chances are those East Village residents with the porky perfume problem are S.O.L.