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Long Island City makes the cut for Amazon HQ2

Amazon has just announced that America’s fastest growing neighborhood, Long island City in New York, has made the cut as part of one of its 20 finalists for the company’s second headquarters, Amazon HQ2. As news broke, many in Long Island City were expressing delight that Amazon had selected “the city within a city” for strong consideration. Amazon plans to invest some 5 billion dollars as well as to create 50,000 jobs at the proposed headquarters.

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Beautiful Parks

The Long Island City waterfront is home to two of New York’s most incredibly beautiful parks – Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunters Point South Park.

Queens Plaza

Queens Plaza and Court Square comprise the main business districts in Long Island City. They also boast a major transportation hub with over 10 subway lines.

Top Restaurants

There are many Long Island City restaurants with outstanding menus. From the Michelin starred Casa Enrique to the Latin-infused Blend on the Water.

Hunters Point

Hunter’s Point is located in Long Island City, Queens, New York. It is literally a stone’s throw away from the magnificent Manhattan skyline.

The 3 Most Popular Restaurants in Long Island City

Long Island City is fast becoming a haven for excellent restaurants in New York City. Whatever your taste or heart’s desire where food is concerned, LIC has got a restaurant for you.
LongIslandCity.org recently reviewed dozens of the restaurants in this unique “city within a city”, then married the reviews to online buzz, before coming up with the three most popular restaurants for 2017. These are the winners along with our reviews. Bon Appétit!

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#3 – Blend on the Water

Blend on the Water is a Latin fusion restaurant with a distinct lounge feel located at the ground level of a modern Center Boulevard high-rise on the northernmost tip of Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.
Like its smaller location on Vernon Boulevard, Blend on the Water offers a variety of Latin-inspired dishes and cocktails in an upscale ambience.

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#2 – Casa Enrique

Tucked away on a residential byway between Gantry Plaza State Park and the neighborhood’s main street Vernon Boulevard, Casa Enrique, this small and unassuming Long Island City restaurant is much more than meets the eye. After being trained in French cuisine and...
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#1 – Maiella

Sitting at the base of the iconic Pepsi Cola sign in Gantry Plaza State Park, Maiella brings the distinct feel of a rustic and elegant Italian eatery to the Long Island City waterfront. This last and newest restaurant to round off our top 3 is among the most highly rated for food and ambience in Queens as well as the most popular in the neighborhood.

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Long Island City makes the cut for Amazon HQ2

Amazon has just announced that America’s fastest growing neighborhood, Long island City in New York, has made the cut as part of one of its 20 finalists for the company’s second headquarters, Amazon HQ2. As news broke, many in Long Island City were expressing delight that Amazon had selected “the city within a city” for strong consideration. Amazon plans to invest some 5 billion dollars as well as to create 50,000 jobs at the proposed headquarters.

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Massive Development Continues In Long island City

As massive development continues in Long Island City, the real estate publication Real Deal is reporting that "SB Development Group and Heritage Real Estate Partners are planning to build a 100,000-square-foot condo building on a triangular corner-lot at 41-05 29th...
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Snow at Hunters Point Park in Long Island City

Hunters Point South Construction Continues Despite Snow

Work on the extension of Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City continues as the New Year unfolds despite heavy snowfall over the first few days of 2018. A view of the Park from above shows some snow on the grounds of the Oval in the existing park as well as the...
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Dancing with the Skyline

There are a few really cool places to dance the night away in Long Island City, Queens, while enjoying the amazing views of the New York City skyline. Among them is the Ravel Rooftop at Penthouse 808 pictured above, and Shi at Hunter’s Point.

Dinning with the Skyline

There are many fabulous restaurants in Long Island City that give you the opportunity to dine with a view of the New York City skyline. Among the restaurants are Riverview, Shi, Maiella and Blend on the Water.

Dating with the Skyline

Hunter’s Point South Park and Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City are great places to go on a romantic date. Stop by LIC Landing in the Park and sip a glass of wine while enjoying the gorgeous ambient view of the New York skyline.

About Long Island City

Long island City, or LIC if you prefer, is currently the fastest growing neighborhood in all of the United States of America. It is one of New York’s most coveted waterfront communities sitting on the banks of the East River overlooking the magnificent Manhattan skyline.

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New York Skyline – Spectacular views from Long Island City

The New York skyline is probably the most famous skyline in the World, and Hunter's Point South with its two gorgeous parks Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunters Point South Park is probably the perfect place to view the Manhattan skyline, take fantastic photos, and...
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Hunters Point South Development

Inside Photos of Hunter’s Point South Under Development

To all of those dying to sneak a peek behind the scenes of the two affordable housing units currently under construction at Hunter's Point South, prepare yourself for a serious visual overload, courtesy of the local media. This latest preview includes countless photos...
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Hunter’s Point South Park

Hunter's Point South is located on the waterfront of Long Island City in the borough of Queens in New York City. It is a newly developing neighborhood with high-rise apartments under construction, an incredibly beautiful park and unobstructed views of the world famous...
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Gantry Plaza State Park

Gantry Plaza State Park is located on the waterfront of Long Island City in the borough of Queens in the city of New York. The Park provides visitors with an unobstructed view of the world famous Manhattan skyline. Just one stop away from Manhattan on the NYC subway,...
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New York Skyline – Spectacular views from Long Island City

The New York skyline is probably the most famous skyline in the World, and Hunter's Point South with its two gorgeous parks Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunters Point South Park is probably the perfect place to view the Manhattan skyline, take fantastic photos, and...
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Pepsi-Cola Sign

The Pepsi-Cola Sign located at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City is a New York landmark . It is a great place to pose and take great photos with the Manhattan Skyline at the background

The Clock Tower of LIC

The Clock Tower of Long Island City is another historic landmark in Long Island City. It is a 14-story Art Deco structure that was built in 1927 during a time of significant development in LIC.

Historic District

Long Island City’s Historic District on 45th Street is located in the heart of Hunters Point in LIC. It is lined with beautiful brownstone houses, many of which are over 100 years old.

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