Long Island City (L.I.C.) is noted for its waterfront parks and thriving artist community. Once a home to factories and bakeries, now the neighborhood is regarded as one of the fast growing and prime residential areas near Manhattan. Old factories in the neighborhood are being renovated for new uses. For example, the former Silvercup Bakery is now home to Silvercup Studios which has produced notable works such as NBC's 30 Rock and HBO's Sex and the City.
L.I.C. is a mix of residential and industrial areas. For the residential areas, it is primarily located in the Southern area of Long Island City where you can see a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline and have easy access to Manhattan. Recent new developments of L.I.C.’s industrial and commercial areas make the neighborhood attractive to upper-middle-class families and young professionals.
Queensboro Bridge View
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Long Island City has its unique urban atmosphere but remains a relatively slow paced area. Areas of Hunter Point and Court Square are primarily residential with classic style houses. Queensboro Plaza has new developments and office buildings. The Hunters Point South Park is a great place to relax and exercise since it carries a waterfront promenade, playgrounds, and many green spaces.
Hunters Point and Court Square
Hunters Point South Park: River view
Long Island City is enriched by art & culture. Street Graffiti Art made by local artists add vibrant colors to Long Island City. An affiliate of the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in Manhattan, MoMA PS1, is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the U.S., dedicating to exhibiting the most provocative art from around the world. Another noticeable museum, the Noguchi Museum, is also located in this area.
Street Graffiti Art
L.I.C. features bars and restaurants near the East River where you can have a romantic view of the Manhattan skyline while you enjoy some food and drinks. One of the most popular places to eat in L.I.C. is a Japanese noodle place called Mu Ramen where the head chef used to work at a Michelin three-star restaurant in Manhattan. He creates a fusion Japanese menu focusing on quality over quantity that impresses every guest. Signature dishes include Tonkotsu Ramen and Sauteed Clams.
L.I.C. is a transportation hub served by 8 subway lines and 13 bus lines. Additionally, it has the East River Ferry, Long Island Rail Road, and a tunnel served by 2 bridges. It is easy to travel through Manhattan and Brooklyn via the 7 train and the G train. For getting through Queens, take the 7, N, Q, or R trains.
Subway: N,W to 36th Ave. | N,W to 39th Ave. | M,R to 36th Ave. | 7,N,W to Queensboro Plaza | F to 21st St.-Queensbridge | E,M,R to Queens Plaza | E,M to Court Sq-23rd St. | G,7 to Court Sq. | 7 to Hunters Point Ave. | 7 to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Ave. | G to 21st St.
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