Hunters Point

City breaks ground on Hunter’s Point South project
City breaks ground on Hunter’s Point South project
West Angy Altamirano 3/12/2013 at 2:25PM

The first shovelful of dirt was slung last week on what will be the city’s biggest new affordable housing complex since the 1970s. On Monday, March 4, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, public officials and representatives from firms involved in building Hunter’s Point South broke ground on the first phase of construction that will bring the first [...]

M. Wells reopens in MoMA PS1
M. Wells reopens in MoMA PS1
News Alexa Altman 10/10/2012 at 4:22PM

Art aficionados can grab a tasty bite while scoping out the latest exhibits at MoMA PS1 from a former neighborhood favorite. M. Wells, previously a beloved Hunters Point diner, reopened at noon on Thursday, September 27 to a swarm of fans. As MoMA PS1’s central eatery, M. Wells remains removed from the archetypical museum fare [...]

Hunters Point library site dedicated
Hunters Point library site dedicated
News Alexa Altman 10/05/2012 at 3:13PM

Hunters Point bookworms can soon curl up with a good read just inches from home. Queens Library announced plans to construct a new branch at the corner of Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue in Hunters Point. The 21,500-square-foot facility, built on the banks of the East River, will feature a cyber-center, roof terrace and communal [...]

Floating beer garden coming to Long Island City
Floating beer garden coming to Long Island City
News Alexa Altman 8/22/2012 at 2:30PM

Soon you’ll be able to drink Beck’s on deck when a floating beer garden docks in Long Island City. Local company Plaxall recently purchased the Prudence Ferry in hopes of converting the old boat into a neighborhood beer garden, furthering the rapid revitalization of the area’s formerly industrial waterfront. According to Matt Quigley, a representative [...]

Queens priciest condo hits the market
Queens priciest condo hits the market
News Alexa Altman 7/25/2012 at 8:32AM

Queens’ priciest condo hit the market last week, delighting real estate experts and business buffs alike, as they anticipate an increase in luxury living spaces will bring notoriety to the already burgeoning neighborhood of Long Island City. The costly condo, perched atop The View on Center Boulevard, is priced at $3.25 million – the steepest [...]

Western Queens will soon be more bike friendly
Western Queens will soon be more bike friendly
News Michael Pantelidis 5/11/2012 at 3:31PM

Residents will soon have a greener, healthier way to beat the traffic around western Queens. The Department of Parks and Recreation is currently constructing the Queens East River and North Shore Greenway, a 10.6-mile, urban, multi-use trail intended to provide access to the borough’s shoreline and improve commuting options for people beyond motorized vehicles. The [...]

DOE adding 6,000 seats in Queens
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 10:56AM

With school congestion having hit the ceiling, the Department of Education (DOE) recently took a step towards giving students supplemental space to let their minds grow. The DOE recently announced that roughly 6,000 new school seats will be created in Queens, easing overcrowding throughout the borough. “Over the next two years we plan to add [...]

Woman dragged into Hunters Point parking lot and raped by group of men
Woman dragged into Hunters Point parking lot and raped by group of men
News Jay Lane 12/07/2011 at 9:16AM

Woman dragged into Hunters Point parking lot and raped by group of men Cops are hunting for a group of men they say raped a woman on a dark Queens street early Sunday. The 20-year-old woman was walking near Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street in Hunters Point when two men grabbed her and dragged her into [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/17/2011: Top fund-raiser for Comptroller Liu charged with funneling sham donations
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/17/2011: Top fund-raiser for Comptroller Liu charged with funneling sham donations
News Jay Lane 11/17/2011 at 9:07AM

Activist Patricia Dolan killed crossing Hillside Avenue Patricia Dolan, longtime Community Board 8 member, president of the Queens Civic Congress, Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association and the founder of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, was struck and killed as she crossed Hillside Avenue on Tuesday, November 15. Police say Dolan, 72, was crossing the thoroughfare near [...]

New York City marathoners race through Long Island City
New York City marathoners race through Long Island City
News Steve Mosco 11/09/2011 at 4:29PM

The streets of Long Island City were packed as runners steamed through the heart of Hunters Point in the 43rd ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6. The community came out to cheer on the runners and to give them the extra boost they needed to get over the Queensborough Bridge on the [...]