Let's kick off the new year with something that both literally and figuratively is way over the top. Western Queens doesn't have too many McMansions to complain about, but Middle Village does have its very own castle. This giant medieval-style add-on at 66-31 71st Street somehow complies with the required floor area ratio, as per the Dept. of Buildings. As it is attached to the tiny brown house, it is considered to be an "alteration" rather than a new building.
I guess this guy feels that showing off to his neighbors is more important than having a nice big open space, or a tree which he unceremoniously removed to finish off his Queens Crap Castle. The makeshift streetlamp at the corner, made out of the remains of an FDNY call box, finishes off the insanity.