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Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2019
Known for being urban and family-friendly, the Long Island City neighbourhood offers many convenient options for restaurants and cafés. The neighbourhood's architecture, friendly people, and skyline are just some of its charming qualities. Take in the natural beauty of the parks and island views—or broaden your horizons with some local art and theatre. A stay at one of the hotels in Long Island City makes it easy to venture out into the larger area.
The local museums and theatres add a sense of refinement. Stroll the halls at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 5 Pointz The Institute of Higher Burnin, or MoMA PS1. You can check out the local talent at Thalia Spanish Theatre, Dicapo Opera Theatre, and 59E59 Theaters. Court House Square, Queensboro Bridge, and Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden are well-known local landmarks. McCarren Park Pool, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, and NBC Studios will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Queensbridge Park, Gantry Plaza State Park, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park are some scenic spots that are popular with the locals. Rat Rock, Audubon Center, and Teaneck Creek Conservancy are beautiful places to appreciate nature. If you're looking for something else to do, head to The Foundry, Euphora Health Medi Spa and Salon, and Green Point Lodge.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Bloomingdale's, Chrysler Building, and Grand Central Terminal. You can also check out SculptureCenter, Diego Salazar Art Gallery, and Jeffrey Leder Gallery.
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Long Island City - Court Sq. Station, Queens Plaza Station, or Queensboro Plaza Station. If you want to venture out of town, Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station is the closest train station. You can also catch a ride at Long Island City Station.
At 6.4 km (4 miles), New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) is the closest major airport to Long Island City. The next closest airport is New York, NY (JRB-Downtown Manhattan Heliport), located 7.7 km (4.8 miles) away.