Dining on the river: A Long Island City

Long Island City owed much of its growth in the 19th century to the East River, which forms its western boundary. Barges carried goods to and from the locale’s docks and warehouses, and ferries carried commuters to Manhattan during the day before whisking them back to...

A Tale of Two Museums

Empty, ripe-for-conversion warehouses and factories—and their affordable rents—attracted numerous artists from Manhattan to Long Island City during the past couple of decades. They also attracted two significant art museums: MoMA PS1, an outpost of Manhattan’s Museum...

Long Island City: A Walking Tour

Long Island City is made up of more than converted factories and warehouses, elevated-train platforms, and a sprinkling of gleaming glass towers. Its landmarks include 19th-century row homes, what might be one of the city’s most beautiful firehouses, the tallest...

Date Night In The Meatpacking District

The Meatpacking District became a dining destination back in 1985, with the opening of hyperhot French-American eatery Florent on Gansevoort Street. Until then, coffee shops and diners catering to meatpackers and factory workers were the rule. Since then, of course,...

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