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Long Island City

Long island city is located in the westernmost part of queens neighboring Astoria to the north and green point Brooklyn just south. Over the past decade LIC has transformed from a one time Industrial hub to a striving residential neighborhood. Since then over 21,000 apartments have either been constructed or currently underway. So much so that the city has been recognized as one of the fastest growing cities in America year after year. With 7 NYC subway lines taking you directly into midtown its no wonder the housing demand is high. In June 2011 NY Waterway began ferry service connecting LIC to Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition to transportation the neighborhood is now home to a transformed waterfront and parkland. Hunters point south has been one of the fastest growing parts of lic and home to Gantry State Park. This waterfront park was until recently an abandoned post-industrial area. Transformed into a space that offers fun and relaxation for everyone in the area, the new park includes a central green, playground, dog run, bikeway, waterside promenade, basketball court and a 13,000 square foot pavilion that contains a cafe plaza. Personally, I also enjoy 4th of July here with unobscured views of the Hudson. Today LIC has among the highest concentration of art galleries, studio spaces and art institutions of any neighborhood in NYC. On average choosing LIC over neighboring manhattan might be a wise choice but as prices soar this comes at a premium.

So much so that the city has been recognized as one of the fastest growing cities in America year after year. With 7 NYC subway lines taking you directly into midtown its no wonder the housing demand is high. In June 2011 NY Waterway began ferry service connecting LIC to Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition to transportation the neighborhood is now home to a transformed waterfront and parkland. Hunters point south has been one of the fastest growing parts of lic and home to Gantry State Park. This waterfront park was until recently an abandoned post-industrial area. Transformed into a space that offers fun and relaxation for everyone in the area, the new park includes a central green, playground, dog run, bikeway, waterside promenade, basketball court and a 13,000 square foot pavilion that contains a cafe plaza. Personally, I also enjoy 4th of July here with unobscured views of the Hudson. Today LIC has among the highest concentration of art galleries, studio spaces and art institutions of any neighborhood in NYC. On average choosing LIC over neighboring manhattan might be a wise choice but as prices soar this comes at a premium.

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