“We are proud to build this exciting waterfront project in Astoria.” -Douglas Durst

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The Durst Organization’s first major development located outside of Manhattan

Halletts Point is a 2.4 million-square-foot project that will help transform the waterfront of Astoria, Queens. The residential and retail development was approved for approximately - 2,400 rental residences in seven buildings including at least 483 affordable units.

Halletts Point will transform a stretch of the Queens waterfront into a thriving residential community with a supermarket, a vibrant mix of retail, an extended and enhanced waterfront esplanade, parklands and renovated playgrounds.

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The Durst Organization is proud to have the support of the following elected officials and community groups

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

Councilman Costa Constantinides

Senator Michael Gianaris

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan

Urban Upbound

The Astoria Houses Residents Association

The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association

Queens Community Board 1

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Team Members

Lincoln Equities

Dattner Architects

East Coast Drilling (ECD)


Fried, Frank, Harris,

Shriver & Jacobson LLP



Goldstein, Hill & West Architects, LLP

Incinia Contracting, Inc

Jonathan Rose Companies


Longman Lindsey

McLaren Engineering Group



Nancy Packes, Inc.

Natural System Utilities

New Line Structures, Inc

One Lux

Perciballi Industries

Philip Habib & Associates

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.

Roux Associates



Troutman Sanders LLP

VDA (Van Deusen & Associates)




Halletts Point will redefine green living with a vision of sustainability that both respects nature and promotes well-being. Halletts Point sets a new paradigm for environmental responsibility. Centered around the four core elements— Water, Air, Earth and Energy— Halletts Point will give back to the environment and provide a home where residents not only live well but thrive. An integral part of the Halletts Point DNA, sustainability has been woven throughout the project.

Elevated Shoreline

The elevated shoreline will prevent erosion and help safeguard the peninsula from rising sea levels. The development will be built in compliance with FEMA and HUD flood plain codes.

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Water Filtration

A water recovery and reuse system will recycle wastewater onsite and set a standard for water resource management. Building 1 will process up to 50,000 gallons of water each day and buildings 2-5 are expected to process 85,000 gallons each. This system will prevent millions of gallons of waste water from being dumped into the East River and the reclaimed water will be used to flush toilets and to irrigate the campus.

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Building One

Scheduled to open in 2018, the first building of the Halletts Point campus will include 405 units, up to 25% of which will be affordable. Features include exclusive waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline, rooftop gardens, a fitness center, and a children's recreational area.

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Shopping District

Halletts Point is a master-planned campus developed on an urban scale, with a focus on street life and the creation of places for people. The project will include a 25,000 sq ft grocery store as well as a brand new retail corridor, including services such as banks, drug stores, coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants.


How do I get there?

Currently, there are three bus lines with routes to the site, and we are expecting additional service as the property is built.


The Durst Organization will build over 100,000 sqft of public access space and extend the Queens East River and North Shore Greenway through the peninsula.

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Ferry Landing

In 2017, New York City will expand the East River Ferry System to the Halletts Point peninsula. The service will run year-round and provide residents with rapid transit to numerous locations throughout Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.


Public School

A site has been reserved for the New York City School Construction Authority to build the first public school on the peninsula.


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01 Dec 2017

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