Living in the district / neighbourhood Long Island City in New York

About the district / neighbourhood Long Island City in New York

Long Island City (LIC) is a neighborhood in the western part of the borough of Queens, New York City. It is located across the East River from Manhattan, and it has become a popular destination for both residents and visitors in recent years.

LIC is known for its bustling arts scene and its many contemporary art galleries, museums, and performance spaces. It is also home to MoMA PS1, one of the oldest and largest non-profit contemporary art institutions in the United States. LIC has also been a popular spot for industrial development, the area has undergone a transformation to a mixed-use neighborhood with luxury apartment buildings and public spaces.

Long Island City also offers a diverse range of dining and nightlife options, with many trendy restaurants, bars, and clubs. The neighborhood is home to Gantry Plaza State Park, a 12-acre waterfront park with great views of the Manhattan skyline, and the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign. Additionally, LIC is home to the largest concentration of public housing in Queens and is also home to many working-class residents, making it a diverse community.

LIC is a well-connected neighborhood, with several subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road running through the area, making it a convenient location for commuting to Manhattan and other parts of the city. The neighborhood's proximity to Manhattan, its waterfront location, and its growing arts and culture scene make it an attractive place to live, work and visit.