Q. My wife and I have lived in Queens for the past 10 years and we plan on staying in the area for about another five. We are noticing lately that all of our neighbors are paving their yards and then use the space to park their cars on.
My wife has spent many hours cultivating her plants and would like to keep the garden, but I think having a driveway will help us increase the price of the house when it comes time to sell. What do you think?
A. Hey, a flower garden might look pretty and keep your wife happy, but the space in front of your house is worth a hell of a lot more as a driveway.
You should know that the city council of Queens has just proposed a zoning change that would prohibit residents from paving their yards in some areas.
So get your wife on your side and get a cement truck over there fast.
Not only is this dingbat encouraging people to make illegal alterations but she also thinks that Queens has its own city council! On top of that, she alleges that the Queens City Council proposed the anti-paving amendment, which was actually introduced by the Department of City Planning. Tell her what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org