Living in Hunters Point
Hunters Point apartments offer Queens residents stunning views across the East River plus easy access to Manhattan. That's a potent combination. This slice of Long Island City, directly opposite from the United Nations, blends convenience with reasonable costs.
Since the 1800s, the peninsula-on the East River and above the Newtown Creek-has taken advantage of its waterfront location. First industry came calling. Then, in 1861, the Long Island Rail Road relocated its main terminus here and commuters flocked to the ferries. When the factories moved out, Hunters Point started its slow transition to residential. That change continues. Gentrification is stepping up the pace and Hunters Point rentals are growing in popularity.
Hunters Point Lifestyle and Entertainment
Vernon Boulevard is the main drag of Hunters Point. Along this strip you'll find places to eat and shop. The neighborhood still feels industrial in areas, but small stores keep cropping up. For food and festivity, there's the 70's style Lounge 47, a bar and restaurant that gets good reviews. Also check out the French bistro Tournesol.
Along the East River, Gantry Plaza State Park, built in the 90s, offers an excellent view of Manhattan. It isn't full of lawns, but it's a nice place to bask in the city splendor.
Hunters Point Info and the Rental Market
Living in Hunters Point most likely means renting a high-rise apartment or condo along the East River. Naturally, the ones facing west with Manhattan views go for the most. One-bedroom apartments here can be as cheap as $1,100 a month or as pricey as $4,000.
Part of what you're paying for in Hunters Point is proximity to the city and the quick commute. The 7 train takes you to Grand Central Station from here in five minutes. The Long Island Rail Road also has stations at Long Island City and Hunterspoint Avenue if you're headed east.
Hunters Point Resources
Hunters Point is close to both Midtown Manhattan and the resources of Long Island City. Within the neighborhood, you'll find a Public Library at Court Square and a US Post Office on 21st Street. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens is close by as is LaGuardia Community College. Queens Community Board No 2 oversees local politics.
Hunters Point Zip Codes
Zip codes 11101 and 11109 serve Hunters Point.