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Overview of Long Island City

With one hand in Manhattan and the other in Queens, there is excellent diversity and true Big Apple spirit in the fun neighborhood of Long Island City, N.Y. With its storied history, multicultural population and easy public transit access to Midtown, it is no wonder that so many New Yorkers are finding their new home in Long Island City apartments for rent. According to City-Data, this area of New York City is young and growing, as the median age of the neighborhood is between 31 and 34, showing that there is plenty of hope for the future for this exciting area in Queens.

Living in Long Island City, NY

Long Island City is one of the oldest and most storied neighborhoods in the New York area, dating back to the 1630s when a land grant awarded by the Dutch set aside a 160-acre peninsula just across the East River from the burgeoning isle of Manhattan. By the 1800s, Long Island City became a popular community for many well-to-do New Yorkers who were trying to escape the crowds of the city after the Great Migration. One of the biggest families in the United States that called Long Island City home was the Steinways - the famous piano manufacturers. Long Island City has always been a connecting point to the greater New York area, whether by ferry during the 19th century or by the Queens Midtown Expressway and many subways that residents here take today.

Long Island City Attractions and Special Events

This is New York, so there is no drought of things to do in the country's largest city. However, there are several gems in Long Island City that make the area very special, including Gantry Plaza State Park, a 12-acre oasis for Long Island City residents. This green space boasts breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, spring and summer concerts, a fishing pier and numerous outdoor activities for adults and children alike.

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