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Long Island City Neighborhood Guide

Sep 20, 2021

Long Island City is a popular neighborhood located only one or two subway stops away from Manhattan, sharing a southern border with Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood.  In Long Island City, you will find a diverse mix of both transient professionals and students, as well as residents who have watched this neighborhood grow to become one of the most highly demanded spaces in the city.  Home to multiple NYC Navigator clients and employees, we have composed a guide of hot spots and places to visit while you are in this neighborhood.

Fun Activities

  1. Hunters Point Park: a beach, dog park, pier, and volleyball court with food trucks and amazing views. Stay for a drink and snack at Blend on the Water, an open air bar right along the river.
  2. Dutch Kills Speakeasy: a popular hidden/unmarked hotspot that serves unique cocktails and small eats
  3. Fifth Hammer Brewery: a LIC brewery with a delightful staff that loves to answer questions about their brews and beer in general
  4. MoMA PS1: a museum displaying and celebrating thought-provoking modern and contemporary art 
  5. The Cliffs: an indoor rock climbing experience. You can purchase climbing passes or monthly memberships depending on how often you would like to go.
  6. The Secret Theater: an in-the-know theater that debuts local productions of well-known plays and new works
  7. Walk along Vernon Blvd (between 49th Ave. and 46th Ave.): These blocks have some of the neighborhood’s best snacks, bars, and eateries. Stop in for just a coffee at any of the coffee shops you pass, or grab an ice cream and enjoy one of the most beloved streets.
  8. The Local NYC Hostel: a hostel that has turned into one of the neighborhood’s most popular hangouts spots! They serve delicious drinks and snacks.

Favorite Foods

  1. Goodfellas Pizza of LIC: some real, authentic New York pizza served out of a window.  You can take this to nearby benches or seating areas to enjoy! 
  2. House of Thai: delicious Thai food with creative mixed drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
  3. Resobox: a Japanese cultural center that serves authentic home-cooked-style Japanese cuisine. You can also take classes for calligraphy, Japanese language, and more at this location. This venue often features the work of local Japanese-American artists on the walls of this restaurant.