If you want to build something that will cause problems in a neighborhood, apply for a zoning change. The city and your community board will help you do it:
Forest Hills Hotel Still Planned, But In Limbo
Some revealing comments from this developer:
“My goal is to turn this (neighborhood) into a mini Manhattan.”
“The city told me they were no longer in the business of municipal parking.”
Aren't zoning changes supposed to be done to benefit the community as a whole and not simply to allow developers to make a profit?
Photo from Queens Chronicle