Proponents for Preservation in Queens Demand More Regulation

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June 03, 2015

In the midst of 1930s-era rowhouses in Queens, N.Y., stands an out-of-scale home that some have called “an absolute disgrace.”

According to The New York Times, residents of Queens are demanding more regulation that can help preserve the neighborhood’s character by restricting the size and design of new construction.

The article reports that “many of the neighborhood’s residents and a majority of those property owners who have replaced the rowhouses with bigger homes are Chinese immigrants” who want more space for their families.

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