Long Island City was once its very own city, until the consolidation of New York City in 1898. Today LIC is known for a cutting edge art and design scene that’s coupled with a rapid growth in residential and corporate properties. However, everywhere you turn in this waterfront community you'll find bold remainders of the area’s once industrial past.
Spend the day museum hopping at the Museum of Modern Art’s avant-garde offshoot MoMA PS1, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the niche Noguchi Museum. Explore sculpture parks and actual parks, and toss in a couple of delicious meals (hello, Brazilian lunch). Here’s how to do LIC with a little savoir-faire.
Wake up at Sweetleaf
Explore art outdoors at Socrates Sculpture Park
Go back to school via MoMA PS1
Grab a Brazilian lunch at Beija Flor
Glimpse 6 decades of work at the Noguchi Museum
Move through LIC's past at Gantry State Park
Dine (and drink) seasonally at LIC Market
Celebrate media at The Museum of the Moving Image