From Little Neck Patch:
Bound by Northern Boulevard on the south, Little Neck Parkway on the west, the Long Island Railroad to the north and Nassau Road on the east, Westmoreland is a neighborhood straddling northeast Queens' suburban-urban divide.
Built between 1905 and 1930 on farmland purchased from Mary and Benjamin Woolley by the Rickert-Finlay Company, Westmoreland's bucolic aesthetic is written into every title and deed of the 320 homes included in the neighborhood.
The stipulations, also known as covenants, call for each homeowner to protect the trees that give Westmoreland its leafy character.
It's a look appreciated by many in the Little Neck-Douglaston area, many of whom are enamored by the rolling hills and mixed-style homes peppered throughout the area.
Still, there’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to keep the streets of Westmoreland looking as rustic as they do.
“The city cannot enforce the covenants attached to the title and deeds of the Westmoreland home,” said Community Board 11 district manager Susan Seinfeld. “So the onus is on residents living in the community to enforce those rules.”