Both houses are on Abingdon Road in Kew Gardens.
The person submitting this Queens Crap says, "Above photo is just west of Brevoort Street and was taken in April of 2005 shortly after completion. One local resident has described the thing in front as the "Stairway to Heaven."
Photo below is about half a block west of Lefferts Boulevard and was taken in April of 2006, also shortly after completion. Nothing says "neighborliness" like being the only one on your block to put a brick wall around your house.
The houses they replaced were down before I knew what was happening, so I never had a chance to photograph the old homes."