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Killer views and a prime location just outside Manhattan.
Studio / 1 BR
50% Complete
2,625
2 Bedrooms
64% Complete
3,395
3 Bedrooms
70% Complete
3,697
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
5,295

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 226 Restaurants
  • 332 Shops
  • 4 Schools
  • 34 Grocery stores/markets
  • 19 Banks
  • 55 Nightlife options
  • 52 Fitness options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Long Island City has a below average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for New York City.

  what's this neighborhood like?

It seems obvious, but the best views of Manhattan are from outside Manhattan. Long Island City (LIC for short), which is located in Queens and situated on the edge of the East River, is one of the city's neighborhoods that gets to enjoy those stunning views.

This is a mixed use area: you'll still find industrial blocks with one or two trees clinging to life, but the neighborhood also hosts gleaming glass condos, vinyl-sided townhouses, and the Hunters Point Historic District, which features a number of beautiful brownstones built in the 1800s.

Families say LIC is a good midway point between the pace and density of city living and the quiet of the suburbs. It's also one hop into Midtown Manhattan which makes it an easy commute for anyone working there. It doesn't have the charm of other neighborhoods in the city but it does have some entertainment value: there is PS1, an old public school that is now an extension of the Museum of Modern Art, a giant skating rink, waterfront parks, and a kayak club.

And like any proper New York neighborhood, LIC has a good selection of restaurants and cuisines, ranging from affordable Mexican to upscale steakhouses.

Long Island City is bordered on the north by Astoria, on the east by Woodside, on the south by Williamsburg, and on the west by the East River.

 

Commute:
Wall Street: 6.3 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 40-45 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 2.9 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 10.8 miles / 35-80 minutes by car / 55-60 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 5.1 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit

Local Flavor   Local Flavor
MoMa PS1
MoMa PS1 22-25 JACKSON AVE, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101 MAP
http://www.momaps1.org

Formerly a public school, today this building is a hip annex to MoMa and is filled with modern art exhibitions. During summer it puts on a concert series.

Mu Ramen
Mu Ramen 12-09 JACKSON AVE, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101 MAP
http://ramennyc.wix.com/popup

Brick-walled spot for Japanese noodles and appetizers by a vet of the high-end restaurant Per Se. Also offers beer, wine, and sake.

Chocolate Factory Theater
Chocolate Factory Theater 549 49TH AVE, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101 MAP
http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org

This artist-led space puts on dance, theater, performance, and multimedia events throughout the year.

LIC Market
LIC Market 21-52 44TH DR, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101 MAP
http://www.licmarket.com

This local favorite serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with copious amounts of coffee and wine in Between.

Dutch Kills
Dutch Kills 27-24 JACKSON AVE, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101 MAP
http://www.dutchkillsbar.com

A popular (and crowded) speakeasy serving up killer cocktails.

Manetta
Manetta 1076 JACKSON AVE, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101 MAP
http://www.manettaslic.com

This unpretentious Italian restaurant offers the basics done well…plus some specials like pizza with clam toppings.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Gabe Shore , @Bosc d'Anjou , @The All-Nite Images , @longislandcity for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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