Long Island City - A Great Place to Do Business
Long Island City is one of the most vibrant business communities within New York City with over 7,000 businesses and 90,000 employees. While still one of the largest manufacturing centers in New York State, LIC's rejuvenated commercial core has attracted a diverse mix of businesses.
Just a few minutes from midtown Manhattan, LIC is a transportation hub served by 8 subway lines, 13 bus lines and the East River Ferry. LIC is at the geographic center of NYC.
In 2001 Queens Plaza and Jackson Avenue were named the City’s Fourth Central Business District, and rezoned for large-scale, mixed-use development. Since then, the area has been booming.
$80 million in capital improvements to Queens Plaza and Jackson Avenue have transformed the area with landscaping, planted medians, bike lanes, and a park.
There are 2 million square feet of Class A office space, 23 hotels, and thousands of new residential units with many more planned, including the Hunters Point South project.
A map showing recent development can be viewed here.
A map showing density of recent and planned development can be viewed here.
An LIC "Quick Facts" sheet is available here.
For more information, please contact us.
Join major organizations already based in LIC
- Fresh Direct
- JetBlue Airways
- Kaufman Astoria Studios
- NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- RCN Corporation
- Silvercup Studios
- Steve Madden
- United Nations Federal Credit Union
The LIC Business Improvement District, a part of LIC Partnership, supports businesses and property owners in the commercial core of the neighborhood. The BID provides supplementary sanitation and security services within the District, and carries out community development and marketing initiatives that benefit the greater neighborhood.
Prices that are lower than nearby Midtown Manhattan make renting or purchasing space in Long Island City appealing while State and City incentives available to business that locate here make it even more financially attractive.
Demographic Report for Restaurants on Queens Plaza
This report, prepared by LIC Partnership and DANTH, provides demographic information including population, income, and spending habits. It demonstrates that the newly expanded Queens Plaza marketplace is underserved by restaurants and retail businesses and is designed to help owners choose the right location for their business.
Overall LIC Demographics Report
This report, prepared by LIC Partnership and DANTH, provides demographic information including population, income, and spending habits of specific areas of LIC and the neighborhood at large. It has workforce demographics; 5-, 10-, and 20-minute drive shed maps with potential customer demographics; and subway station rider and traffic counts.
2010 Census Data
Long Island City partnership has gathered 2010 Census information for the tracts that comprise central LIC. The Census information provided includes general population and housing characteristics.
Commercial Property Listings
Listings and sell sheets for commercial sites in central LIC, including: Queens Plaza North and South, Court Square, Jackson Avenue, and Northern Boulevard.
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