Long Island City’s extra-wide roadways lend the neighbourhood a sprawling and somewhat barren feel. Look beyond its expansive avenues and you’ll be astounded by the top-notch public works adorning the fences, walls, and sidings of Long Island City’s warehouses and factory buildings. Galleries and show spaces in this Queens neighbourhood have attracted artists in large quantities, and this once industrial hub now showcases their creative and colourful talents.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
A Laid-Back Community In Queens
I'm in love with Long Island City and its parks and playgrounds (with my granddaughter!) and restaurants and market places. And getting to Manhattan is so quick and easy!"
Visited in 2013
The Industrial Evolution: Long Island City's Artistic Renewal
Long Island City (not to be confused with Long Island which is NOT part of NYC,) is a safe and relatively quiet neighbourhood. It's the perfect place to stay while visiting NY: more convenient to get to and from Times Square, the theatres and the main tourist areas than from downtown or uptown Manhattan, yet relatively quiet and peaceful with lots of galleries..."
Gantry Plaza State Park: LIC's Diamond in the Rough
We really appreciate staying in LIC, so convenient to get to Manhattan and a great neighbourhood in its own right."
Nathaniel and Valentina
Visited in 2013
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specialises in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.
Julie Holder is a photographer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She earned her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Specialising in architectural and interior photography, her client list includes ABC, The Nate Berkus Show, Sony/Harpo Productions, BravoTV.com and RollingStone.com. Joining this project with Airbnb has been a wonderful exploration of the neighbourhoods and people that make up the diverse city she calls home.