LIC Neighborhood Info
Long Island City (LIC), located directly across the East River from Midtown Manhattan, is a vibrant mixed-use community. Home to Fortune 500 companies, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions, prominent film and television studios, a large industrial base, and over 70,000 residents, Long Island City is a diverse and authentic NYC neighborhood in the borough of Queens - America's most diverse county.
Long Island City is one of NYC’s eight Central Business Districts (CBD). The City is supporting the growth of its CBDs with major investments in infrastructure improvements and development projects. Long Island City Partnership has helped make these improvements possible while keeping the CBD clean and safe by operating the Long Island City Business Improvement District (LIC BID). “With its close proximity to midtown and a wide array of affordable and spacious leasing options, Long Island City has emerged as an ideal location for business.” - New York City Economic Development Corporation
Transportation in LIC
It is easy to get to Long Island City by train, bus, car, or bicycle. Located at New York City’s geographic midpoint, LIC's eight subway lines bring travelers from Midtown Manhattan in less than 10 minutes. Easy public transit connections connect LIC to LaGuardia Airport and JFK International Airport. The Long Island Rail Road is also easily accessible as well as the East River Ferry.
Long Island City's excellent road access ties the neighborhood with all five boroughs and the New York metropolitan area. The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (also called the 59th Street Bridge) is the principal gateway to Queens Plaza. To the south, the Queens-Midtown Tunnel connects with the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278).
Bike paths across the Queensboro and Pulaski Bridges as well as throughout the neighborhood and ample off-street bicycle parking make cycling in Long Island City easy and enjoyable.
Click here for more information, including recent area development.