I would tell you an older building can have a lot of architectural appeal with large room size, high ceiling height, eat-in Kitchens, arched doorways and crown mouldings as features. More recent buildings while having an updated feel may be smaller. If you've seen new Condo construction, you know current living spaces are much smaller.
Bottom line, it really depends on what you want and also what your budget will allow for. The major plus about Queens is, there are well sized Coops at very good prices. A well maintained building with close proximity to shopping and transportation are things to look for. If you want to discuss this further, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you and good luck.
Good luck. Happy Spring!
Albert Capozzelli, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
AC Lawrence, a Bellmarc Company
+1 (646) 258-1199