Long Island City - A Great Place to Do Business

Long Island City - A Great Place to Do Business

Long Island City is the fastest growing neighborhood in the city, at the geographic center of the NYC, just a few minutes from Midtown Manhattan. One of the most vibrant business communities in the city and largest manufacturing centers in New York State, LIC has more than 6,300 businesses with over 93,000 employees. 

LIC is a transportation hub served by subway lines, 13 bus lines the East River Ferry and the Long Island Rail Road. 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.

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.

The LIC Business Improvement District, managed by 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.

There are 2 million square feet of Class A office space, 24 hotels, and thousands of new residential units with thousands more planned. 

To learn more, click on the links below for current information.

- LIC Real Estate Snapshot (April 6, 2016)

Interactive Map Showing Recent Development

Development Density Maps

LIC "Quick Facts"




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.

Join major companies already based in LIC 

  • Citigroup
  • Fresh Direct
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Kaufman Astoria Studios
  • MetLife
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • RCN Corporation
  • Silvercup Studios
  • Steve Madden
  • Uber
  • United Nations Federal Credit Union

Recent Market Reports:
For recent Market Reports, click here

Please contact us for more information.

Additional resources and marketing materials are below. 
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