The following letter was written to Councilwoman Melinda Katz by an attorney on behalf of the Bukharians of the Cord Meyer area of Forest Hills in response to her remarks to the NY Times. It's a laugh riot, for sure, how they play the immigrant card.
The best line:
"It is our choice if we do not want to build in Tudor or Colonial style. For many of us it is much to reminisce to the styles of the old European buildings and neighborhoods where many of our ancestors were persecuted."
Let's get this straight...
You came to America and went out of your way to settle in an area where you claim the architecture disturbs you? And your people were persecuted by Russians and Muslims in Central Asia. The English are credited for creating the Tudor and Elizabethan styles of architecture that were widespread throughout Europe. So it's strange that the European Jews that settled in Forest Hills before you - and were direct victims of Nazi persecution - never had a problem with the architecture, but that you do.
Maybe it's just time for you to cut the crap, stop insulting the people who were here before you, admit that a gigantic house on a small lot is not good for the neighborhood and that a lawn is good for the environment.