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One Hunters Point, 5-49 Borden Avenue: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 5-49 Borden Avenue by Carter Horsley

This 12-story glass-and-steel condominium apartment building at 5-49 Borden Avenue near Vernon Boulevard in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, Queens, is known as One Hunters Point.  

It was developed by Simone Development Companies, of which Joseph Simone is President, and designed by Mitchell Newman of the Newman Design Group, the same team that erected the very similar but somewhat smaller building known as Hunter’s View, three blocks away on 49th Street. 

One Hunter’s Point was completed in 2010 and has 132 apartments. Hunter’s View has 73 units.

Bottom Line

One Hunter’s Point is a restrained and refined, mid-rise, residential building in Long Island City, Queens, with numerous amenities including a fitness center, concierge service and communal gardens.


The building has a clean and crisp aesthetic that is based on Modernist industrial architectural emphasizing fine proportions, functionality and elegance with broad windows that echo those found on many older buildings in the area. 

The building has one setback on its front façade, which has numerous balconies as well as broad white bandcourses between each floor. 

It has nice sidewalk landscaping and discrete air-conditioners.



The building has 24-hour concierge service, a valet, a fitness center, a garage, a residents’ lounge and communal gardens.


Apartment 11K is a three-bedroom unit with a 17-foot-long living area with an open kitchen and a 13-foot-wide balcony outside one of the bedrooms. 

Apartment 11B is a one-bedroom unit with a 14-foot-long living area with an open kitchen and a 26-foot-long balcony. 

Apartment D on the 10th floor through the penthouse level is a two-bedroom unit with a small entry foyer that opens onto a 17-foot-wide living room that opens onto a 21-foot-wide balcony and a 13-foot-wide dining area next to an open kitchen. 

Apartment A on the 10th through the 12th floors is a two-bedroom unit with a 24-foot-long living area that opens onto a 21-foot-wide balcony and a 9-foot-long dining area next to an enclosed kitchen.  The 15-foot-long master bedroom has its own 24-foot-long balcony. 

Apartment A on the 2nd through the 8th floors is a two-bedroom unit with a 19-foot-long living room with a 13-foot-long balcony, accessible also from the master bedroom, next to an enclosed kitchen. 

Apartment 8C is a one-bedroom unit that has a 20-foot-long living area with an open kitchen and a 13-foot-long balcony.

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between Amsterdam Avenue & Broadway
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Forward-thinking and elegant homes on the Upper West Side. 2-4 bedroom residences | Occupancy Q3 2020.
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