Long Island City (LIC)

Queens

$3,3251BR, 1BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No feeExclusiveBy Owner
Luxury Highrise
17 Days since update
$5,5403BR, 3BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No feeExclusiveBy Owner
Luxury Highrise
17 Days since update
$3,0751BR, 1BA
Crescent St Long Island City
No feeBy Owner
~ 3 Hours since update
$5,8503BR, 3BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No feeExclusiveBy Owner
Luxury Highrise
29 Days since update
$3,2051BR, 1BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No feeExclusiveBy Owner
Luxury Highrise
~ 1 Month since update
$2,495STUDIO
Crescent St Long Island City
No feeBy Owner
~ 2 Hours since update
$2,395STUDIO
Crescent St Long Island City
No feeBy Owner
~ 2 Hours since update
$3,6351BR, 1BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No feeExclusiveBy Owner
Luxury Highrise
9 Days since update
$3,0251BR, 1BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No feeExclusiveBy Owner
763 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Luxury Highrise
11 Days since update
$2,210STUDIO
Crescent St Long Island City
No fee1 month free
468 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Duplex, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Storage Room, Terrace, El...
5 Minutes since update
$3,7952BR, 2BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No fee1 month free
1250 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Storage ...
2 Minutes since update
$2,120STUDIO
Center Blvd Long Island City
No fee1 month free
450 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Storage Room, Terrace, Lux...
8 Minutes since update
$2,6151BR, 1BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No fee1 month free
651 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nur...
4 Minutes since update
$3,7003BR, 2BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No fee
Doorman, Elevator, Garage, Elevator Building
~ 8 Hours since update
$2,6002BR, 1BA
2nd St Long Island City
No fee
Laundry Room, Post War
~ 8 Hours since update
$2,7002BR, 1BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No fee
Doorman, Elevator, Garage, Elevator Building
~ 8 Hours since update
$5,0504BR, 2BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No fee
Doorman, Elevator, Garage, Elevator Building
~ 8 Hours since update
$3,8503BR, 2BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No fee
Doorman, Elevator, Garage, Elevator Building
~ 8 Hours since update
$2,6502BR, 1BA
Center Blvd Long Island City
No fee
Doorman, Elevator, Garage, Elevator Building
~ 8 Hours since update
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Neighborhood Description

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.

Despite the area’s growing reputation as a hotspot, Long Island City has remained affordable (all things NYC real estate being relative) to young artists, who are taking advantage of its sweeping Manhattan views and easy commute to downtown. It’s only one subway stop from Grand Central on the 7 train.

The area has also become defined, in recent years, by a growing theater and comedy scene; performance spaces such as The Creek and the Cave, and The Laughing Devil Comedy Club have attracted the likes of star comedians Louis C.K. and Colin Quinn. The waterfront areas now boast plenty to do as well; Gantry Plaza State Park now has four piers, garden, a mist fountain, several playgrounds and ball courts, and is still expanding.

The early 17th century saw Dutch colonization in the then rural area, and in 1898 Long Island City surrendered its independence and officially became a part of the City of Greater New York. With the beginning of regular ferry service to Manhattan in the mid-1800s, the creation of the Long Island Railroad in 1861, and the opening of multiple subway tunnels, the Queensboro Bridge, and the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Long Island City experienced rapid industrial growth. But beginning in the 1970s, the decline of US manufacturing coincided with the stirrings of an emerging arts culture in the area, as marked by the opening of P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center in a former public school. In 2001, P.S.1 became an affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art, and it now defines itself as an exhibition space for some of the most experimental art in the world. In addition, the museum is known for its annual summertime dance parties, with revelers numbering in the thousands.

Long Island City is easily accessible to Manhattan by bus, ferry, car, and both the elevated and underground trains. The commute is about 15 minutes.

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Local Subway Stops

  • 7 45 Rd - Court House Sq
  • E M 23 St - Ely Av
  • G 21 St
  • 7 N Q Queensboro Plaza
  • 7 Hunters Point Av
  • 7 Vernon Blvd - Jackson Av
  • F 21 St - Queensbridge
  • N Q 39 Av
  • 7 N Q Queensboro Plaza

The Top No-Fee Buildings

Building Address # no-fee apts
4545 Center Boulevard 278
43 10 Crescent Street 201
4705 Center Blvd 102
29-11 QUEENS PLAZA NORTH 94
4610 CENTER BOULEVARD 90
4540 Center Blvd 89
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Long Island City Statistics

$2,764
1BR Median Rent
  • 75% Luxury Highrise
  • 16% New Building
  • 3% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 1% Walk-Up
  • 1% Elevator Building
Building types
66
popularity rank 2014 rank: 57

Long Island City is:

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