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Hunter's Point South

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1-50 50th Avenue and 1-55 Borden Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101 Map
The Numbers
Units 925
Completion
2015

In 2005, Mayor Bloomberg laid out a vision for a new neighborhood in fast-growing Long Island City, Queens. This new neighborhood would eventually house New Yorkers who could not afford New York’s high market rate rentals and who were not being served by existing low-income housing programs. There, middle and moderate income residents—including teachers, police officers, firefighters, nurses and others—would now have the opportunity to live in first-class housing built by a joint venture of three of New York’s premier real estate companies—Related, Phipps Houses and Monadnock Construction.

After a challenging RFP process, Related, Phipps and Monadnock were designated by the City of New York to develop the first phase of Hunter’s Point South in February 2011. This first phase of Hunter’s Point South that this JV is building comprises two buildings, one with 37 stories and 619 units and another with 32 stories and 306 units, for a total of 925 apartments on the waterfront in Long Island City next to 11 acres of new waterfront parks. All 925 apartments are permanently affordable to various household incomes from low to moderate to middle income. Designed by SHoP Architects and Ismael Leyva Architects, the first phase of Hunter’s Point South features a comprehensive amenity package with fitness centers, outdoor terraces, children’s play rooms, a dog amenity, bike rooms, tech centers and a community garden. In 2016, Related received LEED Gold certification for Hunter’s Point South Commons and LEED Silver for Crossing. Construction began in February 2013.

Design & Construction
Construction Company
Interior designers
Ismael Leyva Architects
Landscape designer
Starr Whitehouse
Management Company
Architects
SHoP and Ismael Leyva Architects
Awards
Excellence in Housing Development