Community Board 2 represents the areas of Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City a portion of West Maspeth. The district is bounded on the north by Queens Plaza North, the northern property line of the Sunnyside Rail Yard and Northern Boulevard; on the east by the Con Rail property; on the south by Calamus, Maurice and Maspeth Avenues and Newtown Creek; the East River to the west.
Community Board 2 is a diverse zoning district consisting of one, two family homes as well as a large number of multiple dwellings including Queens West, a vary rapidly expanding residential district; commercial, manufacturing and industrial areas; mass transit systems and is accessible by a number of arterial highways, bridges, and the Queens Midtown Tunnel.
Board 2 is home to Citi Court Square 1 and Court Square 2, UN Credit Bank, Silvercup Studios, DeVry Institute, LaGuardia Community College, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Museum, Thalia Spanish Theatre; and the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence. The Long Island City Business Improvement District and the Sunnyside Business Improvement District are working to improve and enhance the commercial districts in CB 2.
Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month September through June.
An example of the diverse residential and commercial districts within CB 2, Sunnyside Gardens was designated as a Landmark District while not far from Sunnyside Gardens there is the industrial portion of Maspeth with some of the largest trucking and distribution firms in New York City.
Hunters Point, in Long Island City, a special mixed-use district with an IBZ, (Industrial Business Zone) is experiencing rapidly expanding residential developments. The Department of City Planning rezoned portions of Long Island City that will allow for commercial development along Jackson Avenue and created a Hunters Point Sub District.
The Queens West Waterfront Development in Long Island City has seen a rapid growth of residential development along what is known today as Queens West North. Development plans are also in review for Queens West South, which is known as Hunters Point South. Hunters Point South is planned for 5,000 new mixed income residential units to include retail stores, a new school and park land along the East River.