2. Long Island City & Hunters Point
City planners and public advocates are looking toward Long Island City as the next waterfront property to develop. Our guides explained that planners interested in Long Island City are looking to correct the Bloomberg administration’s mistakes when it comes to waterfront development. Whereas in Williamsburg, the city offered developers big incentives, like the right to construct huge towers with minimal requirements for parks and public space, Long Island City will see the opposite happen. Here, the city is investing in public amenities, like the new waterfront park, in order to attract developers. The city is also pushing for more affordable housin, as seen in the approved plan for Hunters Point South.