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Hunter’s Point South is a vibrant and sustainable mixed-use community and waterfront park in Long Island City.

An Affordable LIC Waterfront

The Hunter’s Point South project is transforming the Long Island City waterfront, and doing so in the name of affordability, accessibility, and sustainability for local residents and all New Yorkers.

The project is a multi-agency, two-phase effort, including infrastructure and roadway improvements, a waterfront park, and seven residential buildings.

Hunter’s Points of Interest

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Hunters Point South. Photo by Kreg Holt/NYCEDC.
Seating with a View
By The Numbers

60%

Permanently affordable apartments for low, moderate, and middle-income families

Hunter's Point Park. Photo by David Lloyd/SWA.
Newly Established Wetlands
By The Numbers

5,000

New units of residential housing

Hunters Point Park. Photo by David Lloyd/SWA.
Public Art
By The Numbers

1.5

Acres of newly established wetlands

Hunters Point Park. Photo by David Lloyd/SWA.
Wetlands
By The Numbers

11

Acres of waterfront open space

Hunters Point Park. Photo by David Lloyd/SWA.
Unparalleled Views

Waterfront Park

NYCEDC completed the park in summer 2018, transforming 11 acres of an abandoned post-industrial landscape into a vibrant and resilient waterfront park.

Phase II opened in June 2018 and includes:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle pathways
  • Adult fitness equipment
  • A playground
  • Picnic terraces and a collection of wooden seating areas,
  • Newly established wetlands
  • A kayak launch
  • A 30-foot-high cantilevered platform offering unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline and East River

The park also features Luminescence, an art installation that presents the phases of the moon through 6-foot concrete discs that glow at night, created by New York-based artist Nobuho Nagasawa. The permanent sculptures are etched to reflect the moon's craters, mountains, and valleys.

Phase II also included infrastructure improvements included 3,400 linear feet of new roadways, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water main and utilities that will ultimately support four new housing developments in the Phase II area.

Affordable Housing

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is spearheading the development of seven waterfront residential buildings to revitalize a long-underused area of Long Island City and create the largest affordable housing development in New York City since the 1970s. Once complete, the development will include 5,000 units of residential housing, 60% of which will be permanently affordable to low, moderate and middle-income families.

Person holding keys to new affordable housing. Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Office of Photography.

Find Affordable Housing

Visit the HPD website to find affordable housing opportunities around NYC

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Contact Us

Contact: [email protected]

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Public Presentations
  • Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park Community Board 2 Presentation June 24, 2009
  • Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park Schematic Design Presentation

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