Long Island City
Long Island City is known for its vibrant arts community and is home to Moma PS1, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Fisher Landau Center for Art. With spectacular views of the East River,the area is served by the G, N, R, Q, E, M and 7 subway lines, creating just a 20 minute commute to Midtown Manhattan. The Long Island Expressway and the Queens Midtown Tunnel also offer easy driving access to Manhattan. NY Waterway offers ferry service between Long Island City, Midtown Manhattan, and Downtown Manhattan.
Astoria, known by most Manhattaners for its beer gardens, is actually quite an eclectic neighborhood filled with premium restaurants and great shopping. From vintage clothing shops to mass retailers like Costco and Marshalls, Astoria has something for everybody. This diverse neighborhood is also home to the Museum of the Moving Image. And with just a 20 minute commute to Midtown, residents of Astoria take advantage the accessibility to Manhattan.
Rego Park boasts the giant shopping center of Rego Park Center filled with stores including Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, Century 21, Costco, and more. The Queens Center Mall, the borough's largest, lies just west in Elmhurst. The neighborhood is characterized by its extensive retail juxtaposed with quiet residential streets lined with beautiful Tudor style homes. Manhattan is only 20 minutes away via the E, M, or R trains and a number of express buses serve Rego Park.
In Kew Gardens one will find the most popular local spots including Kew Gardens Cinemas, with a selection of independent international films. Dani's Pizzeria and Austin Ale House are among the neighborhood's favorites. The county's civic center, Queens Borough Hall, stands at the northern end of the neighborhood. Kew Gardens is easily accessible via the E and F subways, LIRR train, and surrounding expressways.