Outer boroughs chew on McMansions

July 17, 2007 12:00AM

Many outer-borough residents say the construction of McMansions in their neighborhoods is upsetting those areas’ suburban character and violating zoning laws. For example, more than a dozen Queens residents gathered last week to protest the construction of a large house in Broadway-Flushing. “I can’t believe you would need that much cement for a one-family house,” said Thomas Lucas, a resident who has lived down the block from the under-construction house for 40 years. “It looks more like an A-bomb shelter from the 1950s.” To combat the McMansion trend, people in areas like Richmond Hill, Douglaston and Midwood are seeking landmark designations from the city. more [AMNY]

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