These houses at 71-36 to 71-44 58th Avenue in Middle Village* were a disaster from the very beginning. First, the company excavated without a permit. Then they were caught building contrary to approved plans. Originally there were ramps leading down to garages in front. However, the ramps were too steep and cars could not safely be placed on them, so the builder was forced to fill them in and now the cars are simply parked on the sidewalk. The house design is lovely to look at as well. These crappy things replaced civil war era detached homes.
Just up the street, at 73-07 to 73-11 58th Avenue, Middle Village.* Building contrary to zoning, water leaking and damaging neighbor's property, working with no plans at job site, fence falling down - this is everything you could possibly ask for in a crappy builder.
(Russ is right, these homes are technically in Maspeth, not Middle Village. Middle Village starts 3 blocks east.)