Typical Forest Hills newbie - as soon as they move in, they have to renovate everything.
A few weeks after the new bike racks were installed on the Rite Aid side of the Forest Hills LIRR station, the DoT is upgrading the racks with a modern shelter as seen above - courtesy of Streetsblog.
No word on why the racks were installed first, then torn up to put in the shelter. Didn't have my camera on me, but the construction guys confirmed it would be a new bike shelter. It looked to be about finished this morning.