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New York City's Frick Collection, considered one of the best small museums in the world, stirred up controversy with a recent proposal for a six-story, 40,000-square-foot addition. But it is far from the first controversy to affect the Upper East Side's "jewel box" museum space. In fact, the construction a century ago of the mansion that later became the Frick threw local residents into a tizzy. Writer James Nevius has the full story. [Curbed National]