Buyers Guide to Long Island City

Apr 28, 2021

Long Island City might just be the best real estate investment opportunity in Queens. Al fresco art galleries, international cuisine and fun-packed parks are in abundance. Plus, superlative transportation options allow you to be just moments from Manhattan. Here’s why you should consider living in an LIC condo.

Picturesque Park Picnics

Sultry summer afternoons are best spent in one of the many green spaces: soak up the riverside vibes of Gantry Plaza State Park, while admiring the restored industrial gantries, and maybe take a dash through its mist fountain. From nearby Hunters Point South Park, tuck into a picnic on the central green—gazing across the East River to the iconic NYC skyline. For a bit of outdoor culture, Socrates Sculpture Park offers thought-provoking exhibits in the open air. (It’s great for Instagram snaps too.).

The Visual Arts of LIC

Sculpture parks are the tip of LIC’s cultural iceberg. Film buffs will adore the Museum of the Moving Image—from April 30th to September 26th, it’s got an enthralling exhibition on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. MoMa’s cooler younger sibling—MoMa PS1—is in Long Island City, too—currently staging Niki de Saint Phalle’s fantastical range of architecture and utopian sculpture environments. Or, for an adrenaline-fueled afternoon, visit The Cliffs, where there’s a colorful array of climbing walls for all abilities.

Cultural Cuisine

You can travel the globe with your taste buds in LIC; The Inkan serves up zingy ceviches and pisco sours—the taste of Peru. Make your tongue tingle at Indian eatery Adda—its sizzling menu of Kashmiri lamb shank, coconut fish curry and tandorri poussin has won accolades from the ilk of Eater and The New York Times. Chairman Sun draws you in with aromas of authentic spicy pork knuckle and kung pao shrimp; dine in or order to your Long Island City condo.

Living in Luxury 

Tempted to make the move to LIC? Modern Spaces has a range of luxury apartments and condos for sale. At 67 stories high, Skyline Tower is the tallest condo building in Queens—commanding unrivalled 360-degree panoramic views of NYC. It’s just five minutes from Manhattan, too. Townhouse On The Park offers all the thrills of LIC, with the peaceful luxury of private backyard patios. Like all condominiums offered by Modern Spaces, The Zipper Building boasts impressive amenities—in this case a state-of-the-art fitness center, residents’ parking, a children’s playroom and part-time doorman.

These and many more condos are for sale via Modern Spaces. Visit the website to explore today. 

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