Monday, January 14, 2013
Parking lot for sale means alienation of parkland not a big deal?
From the Daily News:
Property near Citi Field is hotter than ever right now with proposals for a state-of-the-art new mall and a $300 million Major League Soccer stadium to be constructed nearby.
Development on the northern edges of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park could get a boost from the addition of a 1.67-acre Corona property, zoned for residential or commercial use, that recently hit the market for $21 million. It is located at 112-21 Northern Blvd.
“Flushing and Corona and the surrounding environs are widely recognized as up-and-coming neigborhoods,” Eastern Consolidated real estate broker David Schechtman, who is handling the sale, told the Daily News on Friday. “Rarely do you see parcels of this size come to market in dense neighborhoods.”
Schechtman said he’s recently seen a lot of international interest in property within a two-mile radius of Citi Field.
Whatever goes up on the Northern Blvd. site could also impact the area’s development.
It is currently owned by the car dealership Di Blasi Ford.
Read between the lines and it seems that the Daily News is shilling for the Wilpons and Major League Soccer. "Just the thought of a mall and soccer stadium is causing a real estate buying frenzy in Corona!"
No, DiBlasi Ford just has some extra property that they want to get rid of.