Since 2012, the Hunters Point Civic Association has been fighting for neighborhood quality of life issues. We advocate for responsible development, and provide educational and social forums for our neighborhood.
As the gateway to Queens, and one of the most rapidly growing neighborhoods in NYC, Hunters Point is a unique neighborhood. As such, the HPCA provides programming that actively shapes responsible development.
We provide a forum to address issues of common concern, promote involvement in neighborhood activities, and further the interests of the neighborhood including:
continuous improvement in the quality of life in the neighborhood in education, safety, transportation, development and other quality of life areas.
influence applicable state and local laws, zoning, liquor license and other regulations for residents and businesses.
implement a mechanism of mutual support for the efforts of its organizers and members in promoting ideals and issues of mutual civic and community interest.
identify and communicate to all interested parties the most important issues or concerns for Hunters Point residents, and to seek the support of politicians, government officials and other related parties in achieving the stated objectives and purposes.; and
promote the common social, recreational and educational benefit and enjoyment of the residents of Hunters Point.
Hosted regular community forums with elected officials and government departments such as:
- U.S. Congress Member Carolyn Maloney
- Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
- NYC Public Advocate Leticia James
- NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
- NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer
- NY State Assembly Member Catherine Nolan and NY State Senator Michael Gianaris
- The 108th Precinct Police Captains and representatives of the Department of Transportation, Parks and Education.
Promoted social community through:
Helped create an Annual Community Unity Street Fair, which brings local flavors, vendors & fun to the streets of Hunter’s Point.
- Integral partner for community events, including assisting with the Holiday Tree Lighting at Vernon Mall, hosting a large fundraiser for victims of Superstorm Sandy and Co-Sponsoring a 9/11 Memorial Event in Woodside.
Supported local charities through our coordinated charity events:
- Donated 5,000+ pounds of food to local food pantries at our Annual Food Drive.
Donated 1,000+ toys for underprivileged kids in Long Island City.
Annual Clean Up! Hunters Point events --- a volunteer effort to clean up streets, parks, and host composting events.
Helped establish the Green Market on Vernon Blvd., promoting healthier, local eating.