Long Island City recently became my favorite neighborhood in a city full with favorites. Sure, having one of my best friends calling it home now, and showing me around all the nicest spots might have had something to do with it. But enjoying Long Island City is an inevitability; the place just has an infectiously happy atmosphere that sticks with you long after you’ve left.
Gantry Plaza State Park has some great views over the East River, towards Manhattan
To be honest, Manhattan’s skyline always has a strong presence on the streets of Long Island City
Yet the neighborhood has a distinct identity and atmosphere, fully removed from hectic Manhattan
Long Island City is only one subway stop away from Manhattan, so it’s still close to everything
The Museum of Modern Art’s annex, MoMa PS1, is a must-visit spot, especially during the summer!
November’s New York City Marathon is a big event in Long Island City
Somehow sunsets seem even more beautiful when you’re looking at them from Long Island City