[caption id="attachment_13803" align="alignleft" width="388"] An ad for home remodeling in the Bukharian Times newspaper. Photo Credit: Bukharian Times[/caption]
Wet cement fumes rise and mingle with the syrupy scent of crab apples, which drop from Forest Hills’ scrawny trees en masse and ferment in residential gutters. Several antique Tudor homes on these quiet streets display construction permits. But the charm of their Gothic gables and quaint brick blanches in comparison to the large homes built by the neighborhood's newest neighbors. Glistening pink marble, Romanesque columns, Palladian windows, and stone lion gargoyles butt up against the hedge, looming large, loud and conspicuous.