Welcome to Long Island City
A modern, industrial community with luxury high-rise condominiums and East River views
Long Island City, New York, is a densely populated neighborhood in the borough of Queens, near the East River. Across the river, locals can view prominent skyscrapers from Manhattan, like the Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building. Located between Astoria, Greenpoint, and Sunnyside, Long Island City is a central transit hub and home to the Queensboro Bridge and the seven train. The neighborhood has become increasingly popular with developers and designers, with the recent openings of many beautiful residential and commercial buildings.
As one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods, it’s an accessible, up-and-coming area that’s only a short ferry ride from Manhattan. Over the past decade, Long Island City’s transformation has been incredible. Once a collection of small industrial areas, the community is now one of the most vibrant areas in the city. Locals can expect to commute to significant places like Columbus Circle, Grand Central, Union Square, and Wall Street in 20-40 minutes by train.
Long Island City is the perfect escape from Manhattan and a modern but less hectic place to live and enjoy life. It is an energetic community with industrial charm along the waterfront, luxury high-rise condominiums, and upscale amenities. Locals love the serene parks, chic vibe, and calm lifestyle with access to the big city. There is much to see and experience in the flourishing city, like the Gantry Plaza State Park. The 12-acre riverside park has stunning river and skyline views and modern seating areas. The park has four piers, gardens, restored gantries, sports courts, and a playground.
New York City is a place of skyscrapers and subways, but those who live in Long Island City will tell you it’s a place full of character and history. The area is home to immigrants from around the world, making it a melting pot of cultures. It also has some of the best restaurants, cafes, and bars in the city, making it a great place to explore.
Sweet Chick is a chic industrial eatery that serves popular dishes like chicken and waffles, buttermilk biscuit sandwiches, fresh market salads, and signature maple lemonades. Court Square Diner is a traditional diner established in 1946 with a retro look and an old-school vibe that locals love. It serves an extensive menu 24/7 and offers daily specials, all made fresh, on-site.
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