Hunter's Point Park Heralds New Era for Queens Waterfront

The 30-acre swath of Queens known as Hunter's Point South, where the East River meets Newtown Creek, has shed its identity crisis. The property was once slated to become part of Queens West, a vast New York State–sponsored mixed-use development; later, it was the proposed site of the Morphosis-designed athletes’ village for the 2012 Olympics bid. Slide Show Photo © Albert Večerka/Esto Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park Queens, New York Thomas Balsley Associates Weiss/Manfredi ----- Advertising ----- Then in 2009, the city bought the parcel for $100 million and pledged to fill much of it with middle-income housing. Ground has now been broken for two large apartment buildings, designed by SHoP and Ismael Leyva Architects; together, they will contain 925 “permanently affordable” units. But the big news is that a 5-acre section of a planned 11-acre park, which will serve as ...

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