About Long Island City Neighborhood

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Perhaps currently the most well-known neighborhood of all the Queens neighborhoods after Amazon was considering it as a headquarter is Long Island City. Long Island City has the highest concentration of skyscrapers in Queens. Not only is this site of numerous luxury high-rises, but quite of number of well-known companies such as JetBlue, FreshDirect, and Brooks Brothers have also made this neighborhood their corporate headquarters. Residents and visitors know this area for iconic signs like the Pepsi-Cola sign and the SilverCup Studios sign. LIC is a great place to live if you're looking for culture, restaurants, and amazing views. There is no shortage of museums in Long Island City like the Noguchi Museum, MoMA PS1, and Socrates Sculpture Park just to name a few. Because of high and continuing real estate development in this Queens nabe, pricing is very high and considered generally unaffordable. In fact, prices and overdevelopment have driven many units to lay empty and unsold, until the excitement caused by Amazon's possible move to the area. It's no wonder why real estate development has come to area, with sweeping views, its close proximity to the city and easy access to a number of trains made it an ideal choice.

Average Rental Prices in Long Island City

These are the average rental prices in Long Island City by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Long Island City

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

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These trains run through Long Island City. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 7
  • 7
  • E
  • F
  • M
  • G
  • N
  • R
  • W

Crime Rate in Long Island City

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 10.9067 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 011 Kathryn Phelan

P.S. 166 Henry Gradstein

P.S. 111 Jacob Blackwell

P.S. 150 Queens

P.S. 070 Queens

P.S. 112 Dutch Kills

P.S. 078

P.S. 151 Mary D. Carter

P.S. 152 Gwendolyn Alleyne

P.S. 076 William Hallet

P.S. 122 Mamie Fay

Long Island City High School

William Cullen Bryant High School

I.S. 010 Horace Greeley

I.S. 125 Thom J. Mccann Woodside

I.S. 204 Oliver W. Holmes