Enjoy the view of the Big Apple from the west bank of the East River. Just one subway stop from Manhattan, you will find museums, art collections, parks and zoos. Long Island City is a great weekend getaway that has something for everyone.
Stay with Choice Hotels in Long Island City, and explore a rich variety of attractions, including:
There is never a dull moment at 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center (also known as 5Ptz). This graffiti hub is known as the "Institute of Higher Burning." Throngs of artists and musicians ply their talents against the vibrant backdrop of urban street art.
Make your next stop the Noguchi Museum, which features collections of works by sculptor Isamu Noguchi, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden and an interior garden designed by the artist. The museum itself is considered one of Noguchi's finest works.
For the best views of New York City, head to Gantry Plaza State Park on the East River. You can relax and enjoy the Manhattan skyline from this award-winning park, and also take in Roosevelt and U Thant Islands in the East River.
Long Island City boasts the largest collection of art in New York City outside of Manhattan, due in part to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) PS1, which houses a large collection of contemporary artworks and a large display of avant-garde art. MOMA also hosts the Young Artists Program International, a collection of works by emerging artists.
Located in a beautiful brownstone, the Jeffrey Leder Gallery houses a large collection of American contemporary art. The exhibits include works by established and emerging artists at affordable prices, so if you are in the market for some artwork, place this gallery high on your list.
For more spectacular views of the East River and the Upper East Side in Manhattan, stroll through Socrates Sculpture Park. Walk among the ever-changing outdoor art, enjoy the seasonal farmers market and mingle with New Yorkers walking their dogs or just relaxing in the park.
Wind down from a hectic day with a peaceful night at one of these hotels in Long Island City. Choice Hotels will make your Long Island stay a memorable one.
Long Island City, NY, US, 11101
New York, NY, US, 10018
East Elmhurst, NY, US, 11370
New York, NY, US, 10011
New York, NY, US, 10002
New York, NY, US, 10013
Brooklyn, NY, US, 11217
Flushing, NY, US, 11356
New York, NY, US, 10018
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