Long Island City is an old-meets-new neighborhood inspired by vibrant energy and historical character. LIC is at once a big-city and a small-town, both hip and down-to-earth. It has a unique spirit you can sense immediately. Fast becoming a center for art and culture, LIC appeals to even the most avid art fanatics. Vernon Boulevard, LIC's main thoroughfare, is only one block from EastCoast. Here you'll find retail therapy, charming eateries, and a lively bar scene. And while the waterfront parks and bike lanes beckon, a 4-minute subway ride will transport you directly to midtown Manhattan. Whether it's for the views, the arts or the one-of-a-kind neighborhood, living in LIC certainly has its perks.
THE ART SCENE
Long Island City has emerged as an important cultural destination with an amazingly diverse group of visual and performing arts organizations as well as galleries, cultural institutions and activities. From MoMa's P.S. 1 to the 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center and Socrates Sculpture Park, the LIC community encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public.
Getting around this commuter-friendly city is a breeze. A 4-minute subway ride will bring you right into Grand Central. NY Waterway operates a commuter ferry service to Midtown and lower Manhattan from Hunters Point South. You can hop on the LIRR at the Long Island City and Hunters Point Avenue stations. Or if you're travelling by car, the Queensboro Bridge and Midtown Tunnel connect LIC to Manhattan.