Things to Do in Long Island City

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Things to Do in Long Island City

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Gantry Plaza State Park, Noguchi Museum, Art Galleries, Parks.

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Top Attractions in Long Island City

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What travelers are saying

  • itracywright
    Alhambra, CA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Beekman Towers Hotel is fabulous. Our room was a BIG 1 bedroom apartment. It had plenty of space, the kitchen was well appointed, and the place was spotless! The location is in a great part of the city, down the street from the U.S. Embassy, with public transportation just steps away. The neighborhood is quiet and feels very safe. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, and we hope that we can return in the future.

    As much as my family and I enjoyed our stay there for the above mentioned reasons, it was only enhanced the more due to your amazing employee, Hector! From the moment we step onto the sidewalk outside of your lobby door (and he came outside to welcome us inside because we looked confused about where to go) until the day we left, we felt like we had a friend who was there to help us with anything we needed. He was personable, friendly, accommodating, and hospitable. He enhanced our wonderful stay even the more. I look forward to seeing him on our next visit.
    Written July 8, 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN5,362 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum and sculpture garden designed and created by Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi originally opened in 1985 before his death in 1988. When it opened, it was the first such museum to be established by a living artist in America. Noguchi is famous for his sculptures many carved from stone and his public artworks but also is remembered for his influence on contemporary mid-century furniture including the Noguchi Coffee Table. A large collection of his works are on display at the museum. It wasn't busy when we stopped in making for a peaceful visit. The art is interesting, but I wish they had a much better Audio Guide. The Museum App made it hard to appreciate what is on display. I found the organization of the app confusing, and the information provided was quite tedious. $16 entry charge.
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • Nigel W
    Odense, Denmark655 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is well worth taking a trip to Long Island City - combine a visit to MoMA PS1 with a walk around the neighbourhood and soak in the to-die-for view of the Manhattan skyline. The museum is in the buildings of the first public school in New York (or the States? can't remember). Quirky, cutting-edge contemporary temporary exhibitions and mini 'interventions'. The cavernous, weathered building is as much a star as the exhibits in it.
    Written December 10, 2023
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  • Shu K
    San Jose, CA363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is such a beautiful place to see the sunset. The sun sets behind all the towers, the orange light seeping between the buildings. You can see downtown to the left, midtown, then uptown to the right. You can see it all at once, with all its glory of our man made concrete jungle. When you stay away from the crowd, the city looks beautiful.

    We also saw it from the 25th floor of an apartment. Such a breathtaking sight.
    Written June 28, 2023
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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey704 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    While I had to drop someone off in Midtown Manhattan, I had plenty of time to spare. I decided to take a walk around Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Hunters Point, Queens. I drove over the Queensborough Bridge and I checked out the stunning Midtown Manhattan skyline from this walkway. It was not easy to get parking in these areas. There were many restaurants available. They were an abundance of high-rise apartment buildings and there were even some office buildings. The gardens were very well manicured, and there were playgrounds and sprinkler facilities. The signs for Pepsi and Long Island City were there, as well.
    Written August 30, 2023
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  • michael e
    Sydney, Australia134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice easy walk from my hotel, the brewery was busy and the beers were great. The staff explained each beer I had really well
    Written January 3, 2023
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  • Daydream67646986455
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went there late August and had a great time. It's a fun and great way to workout. Great fun for all of us.
    Written September 8, 2023
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  • grump51
    South Salem, NY317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place in Long Island City. All the beers that we tried were very good. Definitely a laid back type of place were you can have a beer out front on the sidewalk. If you want you can bring food or even your dog. The taproom was crowded when we were there and it did get loud.
    Written June 25, 2023
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  • michael e
    Sydney, Australia134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great cosy space in the heart of Long Island City. I was the only person in and the staff were friendly.
    Written January 3, 2023
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  • 585MCR
    Rochester29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting the Secret Theatre made me feel like complete NYC insider! Getting there was easy, quick, comfortable and safe, but had an edgy, urban vibe. A quick 7 train ride from Grand Central Station, a 4 minute walk under the elevated tracks and we were there. The Secret is tucked away behind a tall, chain link fence and through what feels like a small loading dock. We saw an outstanding production of Macbeth in the intimate setting of a black box theater. We had refreshments during intermission, and found that the lobby area is pretty tight and can't accommodate many people, so most stayed in the theatre.

    Walking back to the train we stopped at a little divey pub with a good kitchen that had a terrific beer selection for my husband, and poured me a lovely Sauvignon Blanc. It was such a great night!

    The Secret theatre is also affordable. For little more than it costs to go to the movies we enjoyed a night of great professional theater, and a real New York experience. This is a secret worth sharing.
    Written March 25, 2018
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  • Ropper V.
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Obviously the Falchi Building's favorite breakfast and lunch spot. Everyone in our department loves Good Neighbor Queens. You can taste the difference with the high quality of food that Good Neighbor makes and what other places call fresh. Their breakfast sandwiches are great and all their fresh salads are really tasty. The mixed greens they use are from the farmer's market so they're very crisp and fresh. It gives me life! Oh and if you love coffee, they use Gimme and it's the strongest and best in the neighborhood. And lastly, what great customer service they have. After my second visit, they already remembered how I take my coffee! You guys are the best!
    Written February 9, 2024
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN5,809 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is not a stand alone activity. I recommend doing it along with Museum of the Moving Image and some Astoria dining,

    You should also know modern art is not my thing, and this place is super modern and experimental. My favorite part was the architecture, lighting, and shadows. Industrial like. Makes for some great and interesting photos.

    It’s free, so you have nothing to lose! Staff is very nice. Large open space. I only spent about 20 minutes here, but one could spend longer pondering the art.
    Written May 21, 2021
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