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Long Island City

Once an epicenter of manufacturing, Long Island City is now home to one of the City’s most exciting art scenes. The neighborhood is dotted with late 19th- and early 20th-century industrial buildings that have been transformed into galleries, museums and studios, and there’s a fast-growing list of must-visit restaurants, shops and performance venues. It’s home to PS1, the Museum of Modern Art’s Queens outpost, along with Socrates Sculpture Park—an open studio and outdoor gallery whose view of the Manhattan skyline makes it one of the City’s best picnic spots.

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If the neighborhood’s sculpture-studded shoreline doesn’t do the trick, consider Long Island City’s art institutions—they’ll leave you breathless. The longest standing is MoMA PS1, home to experimental exhibits. After a visual feast, let your remaining senses be dazzled by the many hip eateries and beer halls nearby.

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