Discovering Long Island City. Long Island City is a neighborhood found at the western tip of Queens and is one of NYC’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. Once an industrial expanse of warehouses and taxi depots, Long Island City has seen a remarkable change in the past two decades. Its waterfront is now lined with upscale, glassy new developments aimed at young professionals who seek luxury amenities and convenient access to Midtown.
In 2018, Amazon chose this neighborhood as the site for one of its hubs. New parks, restaurants, bars, and other amenities were already transforming this somewhat gritty area into a comfortable and scenic place to live and work and much more change is on the horizon.
Taking the Ferry at sunset time is really amazing. Once you get there, the view was even more incredible. There’s a nice path for people walking and running along the East River. If you were to ask us, we would say this is one of the (many) best spots to enjoy the sunset in NYC!
Columbus Circle 25m by train, 13m by car
Grand Central 20m by train, 14m by car
Union Square 30m by train, 19m by car
Wall Street 38m by train, 30m by car
Though it’s close to Manhattan, Long Island City has a feel all its own, of a new neighborhood, sprung up out of an aging industrial area. With each new restaurant or bar, the vibrancy of its streets grows.
The views from Gantry Plaza State Park are truly unparalleled. Residents relish its acres of manicured green space and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.
Food & Drink
Long Island City’s restaurant scene reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the borough of Queens.
Living in Long Island City, Queens
Choosing to move to Long Island City can be a great choice if you want some space from the crowded and busy Manhattan. It’s not only close enough to Manhattan so you can easily commute for work, but there are also plenty of places to enjoy and things that make it a great neighborhood not just for you, but for a family.