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Long Island City overview

Long Island City is a friendly locale distinct for its architecture and art, and known for its skyscrapers and shops. You're sure to find the café and dining options to your liking. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of New York University and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Popular sights like Bloomingdale's and Chrysler Building won't disappoint. Long Island City is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Long Island City

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Long Island City has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Long Island City with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Long Island City hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Long Island City hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Long Island City

Fly in to New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from downtown Long Island City. New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 11.2 mi (18 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station
  • • Long Island City Station
Metro stations include:
  • • 23 St. - Ely Av. Station
  • • Long Island City - Court Sq. Station
  • • Queensboro Plaza Station

What to see around Long Island City

Art and museums stand out with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Diego Salazar Art Gallery
  • • SculptureCenter
  • • P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
  • • Jeffrey Leder Gallery
  • • 5 Pointz The Institute of Higher Burnin
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • Queensbridge Park
  • • Gantry Plaza State Park
  • • Hunter's Point South
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Bloomingdale's
  • • Grand Central Market
  • • Barney's
  • • Tiffany & Co.
  • • FAO Schwarz
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Chrysler Building
  • • Grand Central Terminal
  • • Rockefeller Center
  • • Empire State Building
  • • Broadway

When to visit Long Island City

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 55°F day, 26°F night
  • April-June: 83°F day, 40°F night
  • July-September: 84°F day, 55°F night
  • October-December: 69°F day, 28°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 11.26 inches
  • April-June: 13.07 inches
  • July-September: 13.35 inches
  • October-December: 12.44 inches