From the Daily News:
CITY PLANNERS are weighing a proposal to rein in the rapid growth of McMansions in the Cord Meyer section of Forest Hills.
A number of the Cape Cod and Tudor-style homes that were a hallmark of the neighborhood have in recent years been replaced by brick mansions.
And many lawns have been paved over to create concrete driveways and grand entranceways.
"People have been waiting for this for years," James Walsh of the Association of Old Forest Hills said of the plan.
"The whole character of the neighborhood is changing."
While similar zoning changes have been approved in other parts of Queens, the Cord Meyer proposal could prove to be especially sticky.
Many of the new homes have been built by members of the Bukharian Jewish community - a growing presence in many Queens neighborhoods, including Forest Hills, Rego Park and Kew Gardens Hills. They are a Jewish sect with origins in Central Asia.
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