About Hunters Point Queens Ny
Bargain-priced Hunters Point apartments can definitely still be found, but we suggest you don't wait too long to take a look. These NY apartments are in this sliver of a neighborhood, situated within Long Island City in the New York City borough of Queens.
Hunters Point is bordered to the west by the East River (across the water from Midtown Manhattan); to the north by Queens Plaza (and the neighborhood of Dutch Kills); to the east by the massive Long Island Railroad rail yards (and Sunnyside), and to the south by Newtown Creek and the community of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
In the past decade or so it has been routinely touted as the next "hot and happening" neighborhood, thanks in part to a recent rezoning by the NYC Department of Housing that allowed for the conversion and construction new housing within this traditionally industrial area. The result has been an influx of young professionals, artists and families, drawn both to the mix of beautiful old converted warehouses and factories as well as the contemporary Hunter Point rental apartment buildings, not to mention the art galleries, theaters and other cultural institutions, and the increasingly hip restaurants, cafes and boutiques which inevitably follow.
Residents enjoy a host of neighborhood touchstones, landmarks, and attractions, including the huge warehouse of 5 Pointz, converted into artists' studios and covered with graffiti and street art by some of the world's best practitioners of the discipline. The cultural anchor of Hunters Point is the MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, a terrific museum housed in a former NYC public school, and host to one of the city's great parties, Warm Up, to which thousands flock every Saturday in the summer for music, dancing, food and drinks.
It's no surprise that much of the new development of Hunters Point apartments have been on or near the East River, with the attendant spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. But the entire community has undergone a revitalization that, so far, has been studious in preserving the essential character and industrial past of the neighborhood. And residents of Hunters Point apartments are only one stop away from Manhattan via the 7 train, though some commuters to downtown and the Financial District prefer the nearby Water Taxi.
In school news of a different sort, the city has proposed construction of two news schools that would serve some 1,650 local kids from kindergarten through 12th grade. The main commercial strip in Hunters Point is Vernon Boulevard, where many of the new restaurants, bars, and shops have opened in the past few years, though the hottest restaurant in the neighborhood is the great M. Wells, a diner-looking spot right near the subway that serves some of the most interesting food in New York City.