In her state of the borough address, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall said Queens is growing at a rapid rate.
"Queens is about to see entirely new communities on its landscape," she said.
"I think change is a good thing, especially with some of the things she showed with the parks," said one Queens resident.
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"There was a lot of innovation, and yet she constantly talked about continuing the continuity of the borough, so I wasn't frightened by it," said another. "Like it's been in Brooklyn and Manhattan, where people are being displaced and there is no consideration for them."
"All the retail that I hear about, all the plans, it's going to be like another Manhattan," said a third resident. "Eventually we will lose our little communities that we have."