Queens holds many treasures, if you know where to look. Just across the river from Midtown Manhattan lies Long Island City, a rapidly changing neighborhood of massive new apartment towers and budding cultural centers, set a midst the bones of New York City’s industrial past.
Only a subway stop from Manhattan, Long Island City feels a world away from the chaos of “the city” just across the river. On this 3-hour walking tour you will be guided through the thriving arts scene of this flourishing neighborhood, with a walk that reveals its many layers of history and culture. Learn about Long Island City, its history, arts scene, DIY (do-it-yourself) manufacturing movement, breweries, and relevance in the big picture of Queens and NYC at large. Stop in for visits and tastings at exciting artist studios and galleries, popular eateries, a unique microbrewery, and a rooftop lounge with unforgettable views (weather dependent).
You will explore industrial sections of the neighborhood that have yet to undergo transformation. A visit to Long Island City, after all, is essential to understanding the industrial history of New York City. On this “Queens Cool Uncovered” tour, you will experience the grit, the grime, and the glorious.
The tour also incorporates several spectacular and unique vantage point of Manhattan’s canyons of skyscrapers, laid out in its famous grid line design, with stunning vistas of the Empire State, Chrysler, and United Nations buildings. See NYC like you've never seen it before. . . from Queens!
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Long Island City in Queens, NYC