The Transformation of Long Island City

April 14,2014 | By Hillel

Long Island City was once a Dutch colony in the 17th century. In 1898, the city officially became a part of the City of Greater New York. With the development of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Long Island Railroad, several subway tunnels and regular ferry service to Manhattan, Long Island City experienced a real boost in industrial growth. After the decline of the nation’s manufacturing era in the 1970s, the city began to transform as a cultural area with the opening of P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center. To this day, the museum is well known for its find exhibitions and summertime parties. From industrial wasteland to a cultural hub, this Queens Real

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