Moving to Long Island City: 5 Things to Know

For many, if you don’t live on Long Island or in upstate New York (for some people, that’s anything north of Yonkers), you live “in the city.” There are so many diverse areas that comprise this section of New York that aren’t well known. Long Island City, located in western Queens, is one of those hidden gems. Here are some perks of moving to this up-and-coming location:

  1. Small-town feel. Long Island City emits the vibe of a close-knit, quiet community. Its residents are a mix of Millennials who have recently discovered its trendy high rises and close proximity to Midtown, and people who have lived in the surrounding brownstones for generations. It’s the perfect environment for those who want access to everything the city has to offer, but don’t want the cold, hectic urban atmosphere.
  2. Waterfront views. You’re just a short walk away from the water and Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park. Previously an abandoned post-industrial area, it’s been transformed into a 5.5-acre park with a central green, a playground, a waterside promenade, an adult fitness area, a dog run, a garden that incorporates historic rail tracks on the site with vegetation, plus a 13,000-square-foot pavilion. There’s even a new library in the works.
  3. Lights, camera, action! Many TV shows shoot in Long Island City because it emits the NYC vibe without the city complications. Shows like Law and Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Elementary and White Collar have been known to shoot there, and Silvercup Studios, which produces Girls and Madam Secretary, is located there as well.
  4. The perfect commute. With six subways lines just one stop from Midtown Manhattan, you can’t beat the convenient access.
  5. Get your culture right here. You don’t have to travel to the Museum of Natural History or MoMA to get your regular dose of culture. Long Island City is home to many art galleries and institutions, historic and environmental resources and community organizations. Learn more about the opportunities right outside your door.

Now that you know what you have to look forward to when you move to Long Island City, let the professionals experienced in city moves get you there: contact Molloy Brothers today for a free estimate.