Up and coming Long Island City lies just across the East River from Manhattan . The after dark views of the city’s skyline including the Empire State Building and United Nations Plaza are dazzling! No longer a strictly industrial area, Long Island City has become a rising star among New York City neighborhoods. Fortunately for locals and newcomers, it has yet to join the skyrocketing real estate market. There are still plenty of affordable apartments for rent in Long Island City.
Long Island City apts for rent enjoy easy access to six subway lines as well as the Long Island Railroad. Workday commutes in and out of Manhattan are amazingly convenient. Easy access to travel major highways make weekend getaways fast and hassle-free.
Locals can’t say enough good things about Gantry Plaza State Park—
a 12-acre riverside oasis with eye-popping views. As well as the usual recreation amenities – basketball courts, playgrounds, and handball courts, you’ll find a unique mist fountain, serene manicured gardens, and even a fishing pier.
Live outdoor concerts draw crowds throughout the spring and summer.
Long Island City has an artistic vibe, inspired in part by the renowned MOMA PS1. This edgy exhibition space supports emerging artists and bold new ideas in contemporary art. The weekly Sunday Sessions at MOMA PS1 showcase all kinds of performance art, dance, and music.
The restaurant scene in Long Island City has never been hotter, with new eateries opening all the time. Lower rents mean you’ll find rave-worthy fare at much less than Manhattan prices. Hungry for a bargain? You’ll be super-satisfied at budget-priced favorites like Alewife Queens, Corner Bistro, and The Garden at Studio Square. Long Island City’s hopping bar scene includes a number of terrific craft beer bars. Be sure to try a pint at Jimmy’s No. 43, d.b.a., or The Blind Tiger Ale House.