Respecting the past, Building the future

Hallets Point Building 1 Opens

The Durst Organization’s Hallets Point Development on the Astoria Waterfront has announced the opening of Building # 1. There have been numerous delays, political, financing, construction issues.

OANA has looked forward to the completion of this project and also the adjoining Astoria Cove project. These projects, which include an Affordable Housing component, will transform Hallets Peninsula. The NYCHA Complex “Astoria Houses” will enjoy increased local services, employment, and transit options, and the rest of the peninsula, with its many empty and desolate warehousing and industrial buildings, will become a premier waterfront community. The addition of the Astoria Ferry Landing on the peninsula has made it easily accessible to all New Yorkers.

The projects also will attract the local businesses and services so sorely needed to complete the community. Building 1 will also include a supermarket on the first floor.

Building 1 also sits next to Whitey Ford Field, a baseball field set to undergo major renovations in the near future. And it has a wonderful view of Manhattan.


Photos:Richard Khuzami



Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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