...So as I was minding my own business last week, innocently driving home from Jamaica, I cut through Holliswood. Originally developed by Fredrick W. Dunton in the late 19th century, the curvilinear roadways of Holliswood were designed to take into account the natural topography of the hillside created by the glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age. All in all, Holliswood was a leafy green neighborhood with winding, narrow lanes and a cross-section of homes from the reasonably humble 1950s and 60s ranch houses to quite excellent architectural showplaces from the first half of the 20th century. Over the last decade, like so many other neighborhoods in Queens, Holliswood has been under attack - with McMansions blooming like fungus despite a recent change of zoning from R2 to R1-2. Driving down McLaughlin Avenue, one can't help but notice the ridiculously out-of-proportion and *poorly-designed* "trophy" houses that have been constructed there recently. I caught this one in the act trying to hide as the light faded to dusk, with its shiny polished concrete block exterior. Clearly, a mansion for the ages - Rome and Athens, move over - Queens is on the G-R-O-W!