Flush about Flushing
I have to admit I was a little skeptical about the demand for $2 million condos in Flushing like the one's being offered at Sky View Parc, now under construction at the crossroads of Roosevelt Avenue and College Point Boulevard.
But then again the only things I know about Flushing are the Mets and a Simpsons episode when the family visits New York: Homer sees a Flushing-bound bus and drools the words "Flushing Meadows," as he fantasizes about frolicking in a field of flushing latrines. The name Flushing Meadows is a bit misleading.
However, after a few hours in downtown Flushing I actually could see myself living there, I like a place where you can get dumplings served from a window outside your train stop. Also, I spoke with a 28-year-old woman who said there is plenty of nightlife and she seemed in the know.
The developer at Sky View Parc said that most of the units will sell for between $450,000 and $800,000, and stressed that only a small portion will sell for $2 million.
I don't know if I'll be able to afford even the moderately priced condos at Sky View Parc, but perhaps a cheap rental somewhere over that dumpling window.
-- Garett Sloane