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Neighborhood Profile

Long Island City

Long Island City Photo
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A discordant mishmash of artists and investment bankers—its twin totems are P.S. 1 and the Citigroup building—Long Island City has one foot planted in Queens (excellent diversity) and the other in Manhattan (very favorable commute times to midtown). Still, the seams sometimes show, as the neighborhood has a fairly high crime rate and poor public schools.


Newtown Creek to 36th Ave., Northern Blvd./Queens Blvd./Van Dam St. to East River

Subway Stations

N,W to 36th Ave. | N,W to 39th Ave. | R,V to 36th Ave. | 7,N,W to Queensboro | F to 21st St. | E,R,V to Queens Plaza | E,V to 23rd-Ely Ave. | G to Court Sq. | 7 to 45th-Court House | 7 to Hunters Point | 7 to Vernon Blvd. | G to 21st

Number of Trees
Number of Murders
Travel time to...42nd St.Fulton St.Columbus CircleUnion Sq.
... in Minutes
From Queensboro Plaza
Number of Trains: 8
Number of Stations: 12