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Queens' newest waterfront park to serve as host to free party in the park

Festivalgoers will enjoy music, face painting, and other family-fun activities all afternoon; free food from some of New York City’s favorite food trucks and Long Island City vendors will be available during the first hour of event. Free transportation from Manhattan to Long Island City will be available on an exclusive East River Ferry vessel. Revelers will experience Hunter’s Point South Living and learn more about the neighborhood and affordable housing opportunities.

Hunter’s Point South Park (intersection of Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue), Long Island City

Saturday, November 15th, 2014 (*rain date Sunday, November 16th)


New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and the Hunter’s Point South Living developers—Related Companies, Phipps Houses and Monadnock Development—today invited New Yorkers to attend a Party in the Park on Saturday, November 15th from 1pm to 4pm at the Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City. As the halfway mark for the Hunter’s Point South Living housing lottery application process quickly approaches, hundreds of expected revelers will get an opportunity to “Meet Hunter’s Point South” and see the neighborhood where 925 low- and moderate-income permanently affordable apartments are being built, and get an up-close view of the construction progress on the Long Island City waterfront. Free music and family-fun activities will be available all afternoon, and all visitors will receive free food during the first hour of the event from some of New York’s most popular food trucks and vendors, including: Long Island City’s very own COFFEED, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Sweetery NYC and Eddie’s Pizza, among others. Free transportation will also be made available on an exclusive East River Ferry vessel running to and from East 34th Street in Manhattan to Hunter’s Point South every 15 minutes between the hours of noon and 5pm.

All guests will also be able to participate in a free raffle at the HPSLiving photo booth and be automatically entered to win gift certificates from some of Long Island City’s most well-known restaurants and shops. Anyone who visits the photo booth and posts their picture on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #HPSLiving will be automatically entered to win. All winners will be announced on the Hunter’s Point South Living Facebook and Twitter pages on Monday, November 17th at noon.


About the Lottery Application Process:
On October 15th, New York City launched the lottery application process for Hunter’s Point South Crossing and Commons. The two buildings are a short walk from the subway (7, E, G and M lines), the Long Island Rail Road and East River Ferry, offering an easy commute to Midtown Manhattan. The buildings will offer residents generous apartment layouts and a number of shared amenities, including: public terraces, fitness centers, tech centers, bike storage, a community rooftop garden, party rooms, laundry rooms, a parking garage and a pet amenity. Both buildings will be fully staffed with 24-hour lobby attendants and an on-site resident manager will also be available.

All apartments will include dishwashers, and each of the two- and three-bedroom apartments will have in-unit washers and dryers. Lottery preferences will first be given to mobility, hearing and/or visually impaired households (7%), to current residents of Queens Community Board 2 neighborhoods (50%) and then to current New York City municipal employees (5%). One apartment will be reserved for the property manager. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2014. Qualified applicants will begin to be notified of their housing lottery status in early 2015 and the first group of selected residents can expect to begin moving into the buildings in spring 2015. For more information about the buildings and available apartments at Hunter’s Point South Living, please visit: To set up an application profile and participate in the lottery process, please visit


New York City Council:
Jason Banrey
(718) 383-9566
[email protected]

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development:
Eric Bederman
(212) 863-5176
[email protected]