From the Daily News:
Room-sized storage pods are invading the driveways of eastern Queens homes - and neighbors are raging against the unsightly containers that are overstaying their welcome.
Hollis Hills Civic Association members have complained to the city about the hulking white boxes from a company called Pods, typically used for storage during renovations or a move.
Though it is illegal to have them in the front yards of homes, some have nevertheless become permanent fixtures, locals said.
Homeowners with the pods can be ticketed for violating zoning codes, said city Department of Buildings spokeswoman Ryan Fitzgibbon. But it's rare the agency gets complaints, she said.
That's probably because only about 200 boxes have been rented in Queens, a company official said. About 90% of them are kept in a company storage facility. Pods rent for $100 to $200 a month.