From the NY Times:
Last year, when many Park Avenue real estate matrons were struggling to sell their co-ops, Vickie Palmos and her business partner closed on 37 condos in Astoria, Queens, as if it were 2006.
Ms. Palmos credits her success in part, to the fact that she takes listings that other brokers sneer at because the properties suffer from real estate’s greatest sin: bad location.
On a recent afternoon, Ms. Palmos strode into a $270,000 third-floor studio at the Astor, a new condominium facing the N and W subway tracks on 31st Street, and swung open the terrace door as a train approached. Like the ominous slow-motion moment that precedes an explosion in an action movie, conversation ceased, everyone in the room froze and hairstyles rose and bowed in windy deference.
“Check that out,” Ms. Palmos said while stifling a giggle as the train thundered past. “You feel like you’re in the city.”