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49th Ave, Sunnyside

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"Industrial and Working-Class Vibe"

Hunters Point is a neighborhood located in northwestern Queens and lies within Long Island City. In fact, Hunters Point is the area most people mean when they refer to Long Island City. The area is bounded to the north by 45th Avenue and is surrounded but the East River and Newton Creek. Astoria/Long Island City and Sunnyside are nearby neighbors to Hunters Point.

The main commercial strip in the area is Vernon Boulevard, and is covered in restaurants, bars, and shops. Traveling along Vernon Boulevard to about 47th Avenue, the scene changes to warehouses and industrial shops. Jackson Avenue is a wide thoroughfare in the neighborhood and leads all the way to Court Square. The thoroughfare boasts and industrial and commercial feel.

Subway lines in the area make Hunters Point quite accessible and it is just one subway stop from Midtown. The G line carries residents between Queens and Brooklyn, and the E and V lines meet at Court Square. The LIRR has limited service in the area, but does serve Borden Avenue and 2nd Street from nearby Queens Plaza. Also, the Queensboro or 59th Street Bridge offers a free alternative route to Manhattan.

Hunters Point is clearly a working-class and industrial neighborhood that has transformed itself into a premier residential enclave. The East River waterfront provides beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline and is the prime area for future condo development. The neighborhood is in constant motion and ever-changing.
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