|N Q||Broadway||5 min||0.24 mi|
|N Q||30 Av-Grand Av||6 min||0.29 mi|
|M R||Steinway St||7 min||0.32 mi|
|M R||46th St||12 min||0.52 mi|
|N Q||Astoria Blvd-Hoyt Av||14 min||0.61 mi|
|N Q||36 Av-Washington Av||14 min||0.64 mi|
|M R||36th St||19 min||0.83 mi|
|N Q||39 Av-Beebe Av||21 min||0.92 mi|
|M R||Northern Blvd||22 min||0.97 mi|
|N Q||Ditmars Blvd||22 min||0.98 mi|
|P.S. 166 Henry Gradstein||PK - 5||10 min||0.46 mi|
|Albert Shanker School for Visual and Performing Arts||6 - 8||12 min||0.53 mi|
|William Cullen Bryant High School||9 - 12||14 min||0.63 mi|
Long Island City is an up-and-coming neighborhood (unlike most, LIC deserves that label) in the westernmost region of Queens, which is in the process of evolving from an industrial wasteland to a cultural and creative hub.
Despite a longstanding reputation for grittiness, the community has more recently become known for its thriving arts community and growing collection of hip restaurants and cafes, often operated as satellite establishments by hot Manhattan restaurateurs.