Long Island City is a post industrial neighborhood along the Queens waterfront. The waterfront has stunning views of Midtown East, Manhattan. From Manhattan, the Long Island gantries and Pepsi Cola sign are landmarks.
Queensbridge Park is the big park. Gantry Plaza State Park covers much of the waterfront.
The Queensboro Bridge, Long Island Tunnel and railroad tunnels connect with Manhattan. The Roosevelt Island Bridget connects with Roosevelt Island. There is ferry service to various points in Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn from the Long Island City and Hunters Point docks.
MoMA PS1, the Museum of Modern Art’s experimental gallery, anchors Long Island City as one of New York’s art neighborhoods. It’s also home to Silvercup Studios.
As of 2010, it’s a Hispanic neighborhood. It is gentrifying.