Muss Development might be billing its new Sky View Parc condos as "luxury residences," but there's nothing upscale at the moment about the 14-acre Flushing, Queens, site where the waterfront complex is slated to rise.
Across the street heading east is the Bland Houses housing project. To the west sits the Van Wyck Expressway and the olfactory assault of Flushing Creek. Rumbling aboveground just north of the property is the 7 train. Just south is the Long Island Rail Road. Overhead, jets out of LaGuardia Airport roar past every several minutes.
As for the actual construction site, it sits atop a former brownfield that required environmental remediation before development was possible.
So, this isn't exactly a bucolic paradise.