Welcome to Long Island City

Sleek high-rises, scenic public spaces, and East River views make Long Island City an equally modern (but much less hectic) answer to downtown Manhattan.

Things to do in Long Island City

Long Island is an expansive, densely populated island in southeastern New York State, stretching east from New York City. Along its Atlantic coast are Jones Beach State Park, Fire Island and Montauk Point State Park, the latter home to the late-1700s Montauk Lighthouse. On the east end, the North Fork is home to wineries and the Hamptons are towns characterized by upscale homes, trendy restaurants and antiques shops.

Casa Enrique

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in New York City.

Mu Ramen

The ramen here tends to be a little less fatty than at other spots, so you get a ton of flavor without feeling terrible.

John Brown Smokehouse

High-quality BBQ. Their burnt ends, which are also referred to as Kansas City caviar, may be the best bite of BBQ in the whole city.

M. Wells Steakhouse

The food at M. Wells Steakhouse is what we imagine Rockefeller and Carnegie ate when they got together for working dinners.

Trader Joes

Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).

Fairway Market

Grab-and-go selection of upscale prepared foods attached to a sprawling gourmet grocery store.

The Cliffs at LIC

For those who think you can’t rock climb in NYC, The Cliffs at LIC will prove you wrong.


A cozy venue with clean sight lines & good sound featuring jazz, blues & Latin acts, plus eats.