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Center Boulevard
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
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Center Boulevard
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$3,995
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Center Boulevard
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$3,300
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47th Avenue
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$5,200
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By Louis Ortiz, 1 hour ago
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Center Blvd.
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$5,950
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4545 Center Boulevard, Apt 350...
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$5,490
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By Alex Caballero, 10 hours ago
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Center Boulevard
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$4,495
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5203 Center Boulevard, Apt 231...
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$4,660
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5203 Center Boulevard, Apt 320...
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
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5203 Center Boulevard, Apt 120...
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$4,080
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Queens Plaza South
Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$5,500
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By Tal Eshel, 19 hours ago
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28th Street
Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$5,180
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By Tal Eshel, 19 hours ago
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5 Court Square
Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$5,200
By Haiying Tian, 5 hours ago
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47-20 Center Boulevard, Apt 32...
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$4,700
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By Mariia Filonova, 23 hours ago
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47th Ave
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$5,125
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By Ivan Palov, 20 hours ago
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Center Boulevard
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$4,675
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By Ivan Palov , LIC Specialist, 20 hours ago
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46th Avenue
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$3,370
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By Ivan Palov , LIC Specilaist, 20 hours ago
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47th Ave & Center Boulevard
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$4,850
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43-10 Crescent Street, Apt 304...
Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$4,750
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45-45 Center Boulevard, Apt 29...
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Northwestern Queens, Queens
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Long Island City

Located right across the East River, you're traveling through Long Island City if you want to get from Manhattan to Queens. Once an industrial neighborhood, the last twenty years have been transformative for this area as it quickly expands its population and artistic culture.


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Long Island City

Located right across the East River, you’re traveling through Long Island City if you want to get from Manhattan to Queens. Once an industrial neighborhood, the last twenty years have been transformative for this area as it quickly expands its population and artistic culture.


Fun Facts and History of Long Island City

The official coat of arms for LIC depicts the Native Americans, Dutch, and English that once called the area home. LIC was its own city from 1870 until it became part of the Greater City of New York in 1898. Afterwards, LIC earned the distinction of being the First Ward of the Queens Borough. LIC was a bustling commercial and manufacturing hub as various factories opened up in the area.

In 2001, the city changed LIC’s classification from commercial to residential. Since then dozens of new luxury apartments have been built here to support the growing population. LIC has become known as an artist haven as many museums, galleries, restaurants, and bars open their doors to do business here.


Long Island City Buildings

Long Island City has a mix of both residential and commercial-use buildings. Some buildings are even a combination of two, especially in newer luxury homes. Apartment complexes in this area are generally smaller to mid-rise buildings, although some high rise apartment and office buildings have recently been completed, giving LIC it’s own dazzling skyline.


Atmosphere of Long Island City

With one of the highest concentrations of artistic institutions in NYC, Long Island City is a popular neighborhood for young creatives to live in. Due to it's convenient location, residents in the neighborhood have extremely easy access to Manhattan, which also attracts many white collar executives looking to make this up-and-coming neighborhood their home.

Essentially, Long Island City has been growing for the last twenty years and shows no signs of slowing down. With new entertainment, artistic, and commercial venues opening up every year, LIC is quickly becoming the “it” neighborhood in Queens.


Family Score for Long Island City

Long Island City is an ideal place to start a family. It’s one of the safest neighborhoods in the safest borough, and has easy access to tons of great schools and hospitals. The only real issue is the population density of the neighborhood, which is 50% higher than the rest of New York. Most residences here are apartments with row houses peppered here and there. Still, Long Island City is nice, clean, and an excellent environment for families.


Notable Schools in Long Island City
  • City University of New York School of Law
  • Briarcliffe College
  • Touro College
  • Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
  • The International High School (Queens)

Notable Residents of Long Island City
  • Metta World Peace: MBA Player
  • Julie Dash: Filmmaker
  • Jane Bolin: First black woman to serve as a judge in the US

Transportation Options in Long Island City

Long Island City is a major transportation hub, providing access to Manhattan via the Queensboro Bridge and three major train stations. They are:

  • Court Square: Access to the G and 7 trains. An underground walkway connects this station to Court Square-23rd Street which has access to the E and M trains.
  • Queensboro Plaza: Access to the N, W, and 7 trains.
  • Queens Plaza: Access to the E, M, and R trains.
  • Biking has also become very popular in this neighborhood thanks to the recent addition of bike lanes on major streets. Citi Bike has several docking stations in areas with a higher population density.

Driving in this neighborhood can be tricky. While the roads are wide and the parking is ample, the traffic is heavy, especially during rush hour when people are traveling between Queens and Manhattan.


Landmarks and Neighborhood Treasures of Long Island City
  • MoMA PS1
  • Socrates Sculpture Park
  • Pepsi-Cola Sign
  • Chase Manhattan Bank Building

Act Like a Local in Long Island City
  • When you’re in an artistic community, you have to check out some art! Head to MoMA PS1 or the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Museum.
  • Need a beer? Checkout the LIC Beer Project, where you can learn about the brewing process while enjoying a pint.
  • For beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, take a stroll through Hunter’s Point South Park.
  • Look for a fun way to exercise? Check out The Cliffs at LIC for some epic rock climbing!
  • If you’re seeking a fine dining experience look no further than Blend on the Water, a waterfront restaurant with specialty cocktails and Latin-inspired meals.

Read About Long Island City

Learn More About Long Island City
For those interested, Long Island City currently has 500 residential listings advertised on the market for rent. From data that we've compiled, listings range from $3,018 in the lower quartile to $4,400 in the upper quartile. Generally speaking, the median rental price is $3,550 or $58 / ft². For those interested in renting a listing in this search area, there are currently 109 studio, 231 one-bedroom, 146 two-bedroom, 14 three-bedroom, and 0 four+ bedroom properties available for rent.
For your convenience, we've included a more detailed breakdown of rental pricing by median bedroom sizes here:
Bedrooms Rent Rent / ft²
Studio $2,895 $62
1 BR $3,495 $59
2 BR $4,956 $53
3 BR $6,221 $56

We make sure to refresh our rental listings every hour in order to provide you with the newest and most up-to-date inventory available on the market.

Long Island City is located within Queens County, New York. This area currently has 2,310,011 residents in 779,304 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 37.9.

When looking at residents older than 25, 27.27% have graduated from high school, 19.40% have a bachelor's degree, and 11.19% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 59.3% and the median income in this county is $59,758.

At least 56.20% of those living in this county rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 43.0 minutes.

Geographically, Queens County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 37.8 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.

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