Paving over may soon be over in Queens

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Although it’s becoming a much more common practice in northern Queens, some, including a City Councilman, want to curb the paving over of front yards. Property owners contend the paving gives them parking spaces for tenants they rent their property to — plus, pavement’s cheaper to maintain than grass. Proponents of a curb, however, say the paved yards are eyesores that may also lead to illegal subdividing of apartments. more [Courier]