Long Island City

Long Island City (LIC) is the westernmost neighborhood in Queens. Geographically, Astoria sits to its north, the East River and 49th Street form the east and west borders, and Newtown Creek is to the south. Previously an industrial area full of factories and bakeries, Long Island City has been built up as a residential community with luxury rental buildings and large-scale condominium developments. There are amazing views of Manhattan, especially in the newer waterfront properties. Some attractions are the waterfront park on Center Boulevard, MoMA PS1, and the SculptureCenter, in addition to galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and lounges. To the south, as almost an extension of Long Island City, you will find Hunter’s Point, which includes a historic district of 19th-century townhouses along 45th Avenue between 21st and 23rd Streets.