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 Estate is now popular for its thriving arts community, breezy cafes and hipster restaurants.

Its entertainment scene includes popular places like The Laughing Devil Comedy Club, The Cave and The Creek. Its waterfront areas are picturesque, and Gantry Plaza State Park has been renovated with ball courts, gardens, four piers, fountains and playgrounds. With the area’s transformation and reputation as a hotspot for Long Island City apartment rentals, it comes as a surprise that Long Island city apartments have remained affordable. Depending on the area and amenities, Long Island city apartment rentals range from about $2,000 to a little over $4,000 a month.

In addition to the cultural scene and affordability, Long Island City is a major draw for Queens real estate because of its spectacular Manhattan vistas and quick 15-minute commute to downtown. The city is easily accessible to Manhattan by trains, car, ferry and bus.

If you’re interested in renting one of Long Island city apartments turn to the real estate pros at the Hillel Realty Group. The experts at the Hillel Realty Group have many listings of Long Island City apartments nd work carefully with their clients in finding the ideal place to call home.

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