Back out to eastern Queens. Here we are in Little Neck, steps south of the town's LIRR station. This neck of the woods is clearly not immune from Queens Crap architecture.
Both on and just off Little Neck Parkway are multi-unit dwellings that are not only hard on the eyes but also do not provide adequate parking. Note how the cars/SUVs park across the sidewalk.
Contrast the design of the older home with these.
And then there's dead storage at the end of the street.
Let's compare these new homes with the complex next door, built in the 1940s.
There's lots of common green space, which encourages socialization between neighbors.
Small scale architecture.
I have been inside one of the units and they are quite spacious, and the layout is both unique and conducive to peaceful living.