The NY Times examines overdevelopment in Nassau County, which sounds an awful lot like overdevelopment in parts of Queens County:
“There used to be a charming little house here on a heavily wooded lot, with pepperidge and cedar and some beech trees,” said Kevin Kobs, a longtime resident of the neighborhood who stopped to watch the last stages of the clearing and grading of a lot bought by a home builder last year. “They tore down the house, ripped out the trees, and now they’re going to put up one of these, these ...[pieces of Queens Crap!]”
Views Clash Among Neighbors as Builders Destroy Old for New
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Meanwhile, Nassau County has purchased Meyer's Farm in Woodbury, saving it from development:
Aid sews up future for farm
Similarly, the Klein Farm in Fresh Meadows would be a good buy for NYC.
Photo from Hours of Darkness