From the Queens Chronicle:
The rickety blue and green construction fencing could do little to hide the massive structure sprouting behind it: multiple balconies, brass railings, white columns, stone, bricks, arches and windows galore.
Others have statues of lions and eagles along five-foot brick or metal walls that enclose paved-over front yards and give the appearance of fortified compounds.
They are all opulent and in the Cord Meyer section of Forest Hills. And none of the neighbors like them.
From the Daily News:
Opponents of a plan to make it tougher to build McMansion-style homes in the Cord Meyer section of Forest Hills said they are bracing for a battle.
"We cannot fit into the houses they want us to fit into," said Albert Dayan, a lawyer who said he is serving as general counsel for the Bukharian Jewish community in Forest Hills. "Our families are very large."
Legal action isn't out of the question if the plan goes into effect, Dayan said.