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  • A view that can't be beat...
    A view that can't be beat...
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  • Towers rise approaching the East River
    Towers rise approaching the East River
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    5 Floors at 5 Points
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Long Island City Things to Do

  • Fisher Landau Center for Art

    This 25,000 square foot not for profit free contemporary art museum was dedicated to the collection of Emily Fisher Landau. It features over 1,200 works from 1925 to the present in a former parachute harness factory. In the collection were moder works by Richard Artschwager, Donald Baechler, John Baldessari, Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, Neil Jenney,...

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  • Graffiti Heaven

    The 5Points Aerosol Art Centre is an outdoor exhibition space where graffiti artists from around the world paint colourful pieces on the walls of a 5 storey factory building. There are fine views from the 7 train as it make the tight turn on the elevated track heading for Manhattan from Court Square Station.Artists need to apply for permission to...

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  • Graffiti Park

    We walked across the street to the graffiti park. The artists were busy with cans of spray paint covering an old industrial building.

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  • LIC Promenade

    Hunters Point is the neighborhood most people mean when they say Long Island City. One subway stop from Midtown, this working-class and industrial neighborhood is transforming into a premier residential enclave with the housing prices to match. The piers have old neon signs, beautiful new landscaping, updated piers, and lots of comfy benches to sit...

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  • Museum of the Moving Image

    We love the Hands-on Interactive Exhibits such as: Behind the Screen, make stop-motion animations, add sound effects and music to famous movie scenes, and star in a personalized flipbook—as you learn about how moving images are made, marketed, and shown. I enjoyed seeing the Seinfeld set from Monk's Diner; yes I did get to sit in the diner and take...

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  • Socrates Scultpure Park

    An outdoor site where NYC artists can exhibit large scale works. The each exhibit in park is clearly labeled with a title and information about the artist. There was no admission; this was free and opened from 10AM daily until sunset.

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  • Noguchi Museum

    This is an open air museum with a garden; we shouldn't have gone early in the spring! The garden looked barren & the sculptures were under tarps. The museum was very open; with some galleries indoors/outside - it was cold! We have to come back when the museum is in bloom. The museum was created by Isamu Noguchi (9104 to 1988). His ashes are in the...

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  • P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

    Yes, this is a NYC public school that was transformed into a modern art gallery; it even has the smell of an old school. It was founded in 1971 and is a non-profit contemporary art institution. The exhibition space displays modern experimental art inside and outside. They are a catalyst and advocate for new ideas and trends actively pursing...

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  • Fun factory/Crane Street Studios

    This graffiti laden building can be seen from the #7 train either going to or leaving from manhattan which contain artists on the 5 floors of the building. Once or twice a year these artists open their studios to the general public.

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Long Island City Restaurants

  • Trying an American Tradition

    Court Square Diner has all the features of the 'classic American Diner', the stainless steel exterior. the counter and the booth seating, an extensive and relatively economical menu.There is a heavy emphasis on fried or grilled food, for example: fried eggs, bacon, hamburgers, hot dogs, hash browns, waffles, pancakes, omelettes, deep fried chicken,...

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  • Delicious food & magnificant views

    Beautiful restaurant right on the East River with spectacular views of Manahattan. Impeccable service, elegant restaurant and the food is pretty impressive. This is where my husband proposed, so yes it is our place! Everything is just wonderful; you can't go wrong!

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  • There are so many Restaurants...

    There are so many Restaurants in Montauk that for only a few days that I was there I was only able to sample 3 and my favorite is the Crows Nest.Gosman's Dock Has a Great View all around, Overlooking the Busy Harbor, Lunch or Dinner, there always accompanied by the Sounds and Sights of the town’s Famed Fishing and Charter Boat Fleets. Then There’s...

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Long Island City Tourist Traps

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    Watch out for...

    by Daffy_Duck Written Sep 7, 2002

    Watch out for parking!!
    Anywhere we go in the world, each Country, State, Town, etc. has it’s own regulations. As opposed to parking meters here is a different system. Normally in this Village there are Time limitations.
    Another thing that I would like to make note… credit cards are not so welcome.
    This is for the dog owners, if you love to bring your dog with you, than you should keep this in mind, there are restrictions in allowing dogs on the beaches between 9am to 6pm. From May 15 through the end of September.

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Long Island City Off The Beaten Path

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    Walt Whitman's Birthplace,...

    by MVMT Written Aug 24, 2002

    Walt Whitman's Birthplace, Huntington Station, Long Island, boasts exquisite 19th-century architecture, Whitman's library and special exhibits. Memories of his rustic childhood home, now a state historic site, made a powerful impact on his writings.

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Long Island City Favorites

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    A Good Idea is to go to the...

    by Daffy_Duck Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: A Good Idea is to go to the Tourist Information Center
    In this case The Chamber of Commerce runs an Information Office in Town, Phone # (631) 668-2428 They can answer Questions you may have about Montauk or assist you in Obtaining Lodging. The Office is open from Monday through Sat. 10am to 4pm.

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