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Old 07-08-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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Yeah there too, and Addisleigh Park too. Which is not as grand as the other two, but would likely have more ugly houses.

I do have a feeling Flatbush would actually be worse off without that landmark designation, right across the border in Kensington you see a lot of tacky houses with chrome railings. I understand people from other countries might not have the same aesthetic standards, but still.
But think about how Forest Hills Gardens is just right across Queens Blvd from this section of Forest Hills that is easily know as the tackiest area of NYC. I don't think Kensington is as tacky, nor is Victorian Flatbush as nice as FHG.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:47 AM
 
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https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7509...7i13312!8i6656

I'm sure there are worse examples then this, but I notice a lot of tacky McMansions in Glen Oaks like this.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:56 AM
 
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I'm sure there are worse examples then this, but I notice a lot of tacky McMansions in Glen Oaks like this.
Check out this address in Forest Hills:

110-36 69th Rd
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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But think about how Forest Hills Gardens is just right across Queens Blvd from this section of Forest Hills that is easily know as the tackiest area of NYC. I don't think Kensington is as tacky, nor is Victorian Flatbush as nice as FHG.
Yeah the difference is more pronounced with Forest Hills and Forest Hills Gardens than Flatbush/Kensington. The new construction (at least the 2-4 family houses) in Kensington is pretty fugly, though.

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Check out this address in Forest Hills:

110-36 69th Rd
Yikes. Why does the city even allow this?
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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An area that always impresses me that with a little bit of money they don't go tacky is Midwood.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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There are a lot of these Bukharian Jewish renovations in North Forest Hills. Lots of complaints from the residents. Stop work orders galore for illegal demos & all kinds of shady shenanigans. Somehow they still keep getting built.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:40 AM
 
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The Bukharian "taste" level is very questionable, lol. I had a tooooon of Bukharian friends in high school and inside their homes were basically caverns with couches and rugs. No warmth.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:49 AM
 
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:19 AM
 
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It's a lot better than modern architecture (not post-modern). Modern architecture is basically a bunch of boxes. It doesn't get any dumber than that. The only reason contractors picked up on the idea of modern architecture was it was so easy to build "like, all I gotta do is build a box? That will save me money!"
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:53 PM
 
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Now post a house that you like.
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