Historically, Hunters Point was industrial, working-class, and
residential. In recent years however, gentrification has ushered in
luxury apartment buildings on the waterfront. The neighborhood is
now attracting young professionals looking to rent apartments close
to Manhattan without the Manhattan prices.
Galleries and museums along with two comedy clubs (The Laughing
Devil, The Creek and the Cave) provide entertainment for everybody!
Top restaurants in the neighborhood include M. Wells Dinette,
Tournesol, John Brown Smokehouse and Sweetleaf coffee shop. A brand
new public park on the waterfront, has been called Queens' new
"destination playground". It includes athletic fields, a
state-of-the-art playground, a dog run, and a sandy beach! Don't
forget to check these places out!
Neighborhood: Hunters Point
Population: 6,426 people; population density 9,321 people
per square mile (Brooklyn: 34,917 people per square mile)
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Northwestern Queens (Astoria,
Hunters Point Apartments, Long Island City Apartments