Long Island City

An energetic yet approachable neighborhood in which to live, work, and play.

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Welcome to Long Island City

 
State of the art living with a classic view.
 
Long Island City was once a bustling, self-contained town in and of itself: iconic signs for Pepsi-Cola beverages and Swingline bakeries harken back to a time when LIC was best known for industrial commerce and production. Many of those brands have since departed, and their legacies have been replaced with new landmarks of an up-and-coming cultural scene that has steadily developed in recent years.
 
Sleek high-rises, scenic public spaces, and East River views make Long Island City an equally modern (but much less hectic) answer to downtown Manhattan.

What To Expect:

 
An energetic yet approachable neighborhood in which to live, work, and play.
 
Long Island City continues to gentrify, but its decidedly industrial past keeps the pace feeling more welcome than rushed. Former warehouse buildings and rail yards have given way to modern public green spaces, shops, and local-loved corner parks.
 
In general, residents are on-the-go, and the growing number of laptop-friendly coffee and cocktail bars, public sports fields, and Manhattan-based dining outposts are a testament to this.

The Lifestyle:

 
Well-balanced with once-industrial charm.
 
Vibrant eateries along Vernon Blvd. and cultural staples like MoMA PS1 and LIC Food & Flea provide entertainment options for both indoors and out. Gantry State Park and Hunter’s Point Park South provide approximately 34 acres of green space along the East River with unmatched views of the Manhattan skyline.
 
The Long Island City lifestyle is all about getting "out and about" in your own backyard - taking advantage of a neighborhood that prides itself on a thriving independent business scene with a cosmopolitan edge.
 
Come summer nights, art and music fans flock to MoMA PS1 for events held on its outdoor patio space.
 
Saturday dance parties feature up-and-coming and established DJs, as well as interactive art displays and installations.
 
Meanwhile, the weekend market at the Long Island City Flea is a hub where local businesses from cocktail bars and global caterers to flower shops and furniture dealers put their samples on display.
 
Breathtaking concrete and color-splashed displays serve as a backdrop to a cultural event mix of summertime movies, dance performances, and waterfront concerts by the Metropolitan Opera.

Unexpected Appeal:

 
19th-century charm meets industrial chic, nestled along a classic NYC waterfront.

The Market:

 
Luxury high-rise condos and well-appointed rentals with extensive amenities that satisfy any price point.
 
This once industrial neighborhood is now an array of quaint residential blocks, such as the historical landmarked 45th Ave, new high-rise buildings, and old factory conversions.
 
The majority of Long Island City's rentals are recently constructed buildings with modern amenities ranging from doormen to rooftop dog runs and pools.
 
For more classic homes, look south to Hunters Point, a district bordered by 45th Avenue, 21st and 23rd Street.

You'll Fall In Love With:

 
Clean-lined architecture and serene public spaces that feel modern and sleek, but still charmingly under the radar.
 
Long Island City serves as a diverse enclave convenient for those looking for the sleek aesthetic of a luxury building outside of the city as well as a quick commute.
 
Even though LIC is fast-approaching "it" neighborhood status, the area still sports a down-to-earth feel that makes it a relaxing place to return home to.
 
That's why life in Long Island City feels both under the radar and constantly new, with endless potential to make it one's own.
 

Around Long Island City, NY

There's plenty to do around Long Island City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
84
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Uris Deli, Milano Designer Imports, and Flavia Bruni Be Bella Pilates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4.44 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.68 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.85 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.03 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.04 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Long Island City, NY

50,984 people live in Long Island City, where the median age is 33.7 and the average individual income is $55,803.63. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

50,984

Total Population

33.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$55,803.63

Average individual Income

Schools in Long Island City, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Long Island City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Academy For Careers In Television And Film
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Hunters Point Community Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Information Technology High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
International High School At Laguardia Community College
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Academy Of Finance And Enterprise
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
High School Of Applied Communications
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Academy Of American Studies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Bard High School Early College Queens
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Growing Up Green Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Robert F Wagner Junior Secondary School For Arts And Technology
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
Aviation Career And Technical Education High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Queens Technical High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Middle College High School At Laguardia Community College
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 111 Jacob Blackwell
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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