Long Island City

Long Island City has come a long way. Today, remnants of its light manufacturing plants are surrounded by gleaming waterfront rental towers and luxury condominiums. With breath-taking skyline views just one stop from midtown Manhattan. Still, the neighborhood retains its historic character and strong artistic community.

Long Island City’s modern residential buildings offer full amenities. Most feature doorman and concierge services, gymnasiums, parking, storage, common and private outdoor spaces and recreation rooms. Roof top terraces open onto panoramic mid-town Manhattan and Brooklyn views.

Side streets are filled with the most unexpected playgrounds and regulation size soccer fields. There is a strong arts community, none more evident than MoMA’s PS1 (Momaps1.org), the avant garde adjunct to its more established Manhattan parent. Its “Warm Up” events are notorious and attracts a lively young audience from all over NYC.

For outdoor activity, none is more relaxing than a walk in Gantry Plaza State Park along the waterfront. There is the Socrates Sculpture Park (socratessculpturepark.org) with its summer performances. Long Island City was also the home of the acclaimed sculptor Isamu Noguchi which is now the noguchi museum (noguchi.org). The entire community is open to the arts at its annual LIC arts open (licartsopen.org) with exhibitions of local artists populating the entire neighborhood. With its urban beauty and relaxed attitude, Long Island City is a very comfortable place to live.