On Monday, April 18, the eve of the 2016 New York democratic primary, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders held a rally at Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City.
An estimated 3,000 people turned up at the park for the event. Sanders, the presidential hopeful, once again made his case about income equality in the hope of garnishing more New York votes.
The inaugural 2016 "Run The Waterfront 5K" will be held in Long Island City, New York on Saturday 4th June 2016.
The is expected to attract more than 1000 runners and walkers from all over New York.
Looking over from Manhattan accross the East River, the iconic sign plastered to the massive gantry cranes of an earlier era boldly proclaims "Long Island", and from this history we have named our URL, but don't be confused as we were when we first visited New York. This isn't the suburban Long Island of New York that stretches several miles into the Atlantic. This is Long Island City of New York CITY, an incredibly beautiful and fast growing neighborhood located in the heart of NYC, with stunning views of the magnificent New York skyline.
Long Island City, also known as LIC, is a really cool place to live, work and visit. It is conveniently located right next to Manhattan, full of great hotels, apartments and restaurants, home to a large and dynamic artistic community, hip and affordable. It is situated on the other side of the East River in the borough of Queens with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. From LIC, you see many of the historic buildings of New York including the Empire State Building, the United Nations complex and the World Trade Center. The best views of the skyline in LIC are from Hunters Point South and Gantry Plaza State Parks, both located side by side on the LIC waterfront.
Court Square is the main business district in LIC and One Court Square is the tallest building in New York outside of Manhattan.[...]
The LIC Waterfront is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous parks, great restaurants and amazing views of the New York Skyline [...]
The Pepsi Sign is a New York landmark located in Gantry Plaza State Park in LIC. It is visible from Manhattan both at night and day.[...]
Long Island City's Historic District on 45th Street is lined with beautiful brownstone houses many of which are over 100 years old.[...]