My best friend lives on Main Street in Flushing. She is disgusted by the change. Unfortunately, there is no way to move out because there just aren't any affordable apartments left in Queens for those that don't have a car. For some reason slumification always seems to precede gentrification. If I live long enough I would like to see Astoria/LIC after the completion of the current gentrification. I wonder how long those $750,000â€“$2,500,000 condos stay occupied if we really are in a recession. JH, on the other hand, still has many, many long term residents who have remained active in the community to keep most of those unscrupulous, wealthy builders out.