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.
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.See Highlights
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This neighborhood, just one subway stop from Midtown Manhattan, offers great art, food and adventures.
Delve into Queens with an excursion through Long Island City – one of NYC’s hottest new districts. Experience the unique vibe on a 2 hour walk through the neighborhood. Feel the ongoing transformation: a vast forgotten industrial zone revitalized into a top place to live, work and play. See how old factories and infrastructure are now giving way to parks, hi-rise towers and cultural institutions. By the end of this tour you will have discovered why Queens is quickly and quietly becoming the new cool!
By now, most people have heard about Brooklyn hip. Well, let us introduce you to Queens cool! Just across the river from Midtown Manhattan lies Long Island City, a rapidly changing neighborhood of soaring new towers and budding cultural centers, set a midst the bones of New York City’s industrial past. On this 3-hour walking tour, Meet interesting local artists and entrepreneurs, and enjoy additional stops for light bites and to sample local micro brews, as well as a grand finale at a rooftop with incredible views (weather dependent), with a seasonal beverage in hand!
Your skip-the-line ticket to The Museum of Modern Art includes a free audio guide, special exhibitions, films, and gallery talks. The MOMA's renowned collection of modern and contemporary art includes Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Andy Warhol’s Gold Marilyn Monroe, along with works by Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Murray, and many other great artists of our time. Bonus: Admission to MoMA PS1, the contemporary art center in Long Island City, is also included for up to 14 days after your visit to MoMA.
When this bridge—which connects Queens to Manhattan and runs above the East River—opened in March 1909, it was heralded with major parties and events, dubbed the "Queensboro Bridge Celebration." Although horse-drawn carriages were the first vehicles to cross the bridge on a regular basis, today the toll-free 59th Street Bridge (as it is also known) is flooded with cars and trucks, has two levels and 10 lanes, passes over Roosevelt Island and is nearly 3,800 feet long.
With lovely accommodations and attentive service, the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Queens/Queensboro Bridge hotel in Long Island City makes sure travel is easy and productive.
The stylish, LEED-certified Hilton Garden Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View offers guests an ideal base for their New York City experience.
This new modern boutique hotel offering striking views of the legendary Manhattan skyline, is located in the Long Island City (LIC) section of New York City, one subway stop from Midtown Manhattan and close to area attractions and major city airports.
The Wyndham Garden Long Island City/Manhattan View, located in one of the City’s newly emerged trendy neighborhoods across the East River in Queens, is a quick three-block walk from the E and M subway lines, just one stop from Manhattan.
Ideal for extended stays, Home2 Suites by Hilton Long Island City/Manhattan View hotel in Queens—featuring accommodations that are all suites—is within walking distance of an eclectic variety of restaurants and bars.
A newly built hotel located in the thriving Long Island City section of Queens.
Enjoy affordable luxury just a short ride from Manhattan.
The exhibition chronicles a unique chapter in Japanese-American artist's Isamu Noguchi career.