Attached are some photos I've taken on 108th Street in Forest Hills.
The apartment building on the corner of 108th and Jewel Avenue has recently gone condo under its old name of Forest Royale. it is yet another example of intentional misspelling by the developer. Remember Soundview Pointe? Developers love the letter E.
But what is really hot about this building is its new sidewalk. Instead of the boring rectangular concrete patterns, this one has semicircular brick designs. Nice. Better watch your step!
A few blocks away, the Beth Gavriel Bukharian synagogue is being expanded. Being a block away from Forest Hills High School, its plywood construction fence has become a canvas for gang tags, including MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha.
This is a violent Salvadorean gang that is trying to recruit members within the school's Latino population. Hopefully, the synagogue will take note of this, and paint over the tags before some student gets hurt!