From the Queens Gazette:
Property owners and residents on 210th Street in Bayside are less than delighted at the prospect of a Korean church putting up a house of worship in their neighborhood. Records on file with the city Department of Buildings indicate that Jesus Covenant Church, now located on the second floor of a commercial building at 34-57 Francis Lewis Blvd., is planning construction of a one-story structure on the site at 26-18 210th St. and property owners near the site are concerned the structure would be out of character with the rest of the neighborhood, mostly one-family homes. Concerns that the church would cause major parking problems on the street were also expressed.
At a recent meeting of Community Board 11, board officials said that as churches are considered community facilities and can be erected "as of right", they would be able to ensure only that all zoning regulations were being complied with. An alteration of an existing home was originally proposed for the site, but it underwent a change of occupancy and use on March 16. A house on the property was torn down to make way for the church, and the foundation for the church is already in place.