As a result of better hotel rates, tourists are discovering the area, and locals are taking advantage of a quiet, convenient location.
There is plenty of room to relax, jog or have a picnic, plus the playgrounds for the kids and for dogs. The area now taken by the park was formerly an industrial area, of sugar refineries. Did I mention the beautiful views?
The famous Pepsi-Cola sign is was built in 1936 and it is 60 feet high. Actually, this sign sat on top of a Pepsi bottling plant for a long time – and it was moved to Gantry Plaza State Park in 2009. Since 2016, the sign is an official New York City landmark.
has one of the best cookies in New York City (the other one is from Levain Bakery). And besides the traditional flavors, I love the idea that they have exclusive flavors every day! And there is a location in LIC!
Waterfront restaurant with a New American menu. The atmosphere is fantastic and cool e the dishes are so fresh and delicious! Here, the burger is obviously a must-try – but you can’t go wrong with the gnocchi and the risotto.
This brewery has started in Far Rockaway, but today they make all the beer by hand in Long Island City. The location has a tap room, so you can hang out.