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Long Island City

BoroughQueens
Area58,857,230 sq ft
MapMap of Long Island City
Listing(s)117 no-fee
Buildings50 rental buildings
26 condo buildings
4 coop buildings

Neighborhood Profile

Long Island City had a somewhat abortive history of artist-driven gentrification. For a while (all through the 1990s), it was largely considered to be the "next big thing" for artists which were already starting to flee the rising rents of increasingly gentrified Williamsburg and Greenpoint (in retrospect, they hadn't seen nothing yet at the time). The arrival of P.S.1. and the opening of the now-defunct "5 Points" building, where many artists rented workspace, lent some credibility to the thesis of LIC as the next art mecca.

But the anticipated large-scale artist migration never happened and the neighborhood sort of leapfrogged the "bohemian" stage of gentrification and headed straight for the "wow that's expensive" stage. The heady 2000s brought a rash of high-rise developments along the East River. Several mid-rise (but high-profile) condos have been built as well. Artists and bohemians their residents aren't. But few landlords bemoan it. There is still some loft space available in the area, but hardly any of it is affordable.

Apartments & Real Estate

Although prices are lower than in Manhattan, they are higher than in neighboring Astoria. New condos are priced around $700 per s/f (2007 data).

Selected Rental Buildings

  • 47-05 Center Boulevard (Long Island City) photos - 4 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym, a pool, a garage and a children's play area.
  • Avalon Riverview (2-01 50th Avenue, Long Island City) - 23 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym and a garage. The apartments have high ceilings (8' 4" - 9' 8").
  • Avalon Riverview North (4-75 48th Avenue, Long Island City) - 34 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym, a pool, a garage and laundry facilities. The apartments have high ceilings (9' 0" - 11' 0").
  • East Coast - 33 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A 5-building complex. This 22-acre development was built on the site of a former Pepsi-Cola bottling plant. The complex includes rental and condominimum properties, as well a....
  • Linc LIC (43–10 Crescent Street, Long Island City) - 7 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym, a garage and a children's play area.

See all Long Island City Rental Apartment Buildings (50 buildings)

Selected No-Fee Rental Listings

$2,880 1-Bedroom at Avalon Riverview, 673 sq ft
$5,500 2-Bedroom at The Maximillian, 1003 sq ft
$2,450 Studio at Linc LIC
$3,099 1-Bedroom at Gantry Park Landing
$2,380 Studio at East Coast: 47-20 Center Blvd

See all Long Island City No-Fee Rental Apartments (117 total)

Condo & Co-op Buildings

  • 5th Street Lofts (5-9 48th Avenue, Long Island City)
    A modern mid-rise doorman walk-up condo building offering a gym and a children's play area.
  • L Haus (11-02 49th Avenue, Long Island City)
    A modern doorman elevator condo building offering a gym and a garage. The apartments have high ceilings.
  • The View (4630 Center Boulevard, Long Island City)
    A doorman elevator condo building offering a gym.

See all Long Island City Condo Apartment Buildings (26 buildings)

See our list of Long Island City Co-op Apartment Buildings (4 buildings)

Subdivisions

Besides "Dutch Kills", another frequently-used moniker is "Hunters Point", the southern tip of the neighborhood.

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Current Rental Statistics

TypeMedianAverageAds
Studio$2,520 $2,515 22
1-Bedroom$3,207 $3,134 73
2-Bedroom$4,422 $4,424 22
see all Long Island City Rental Apartments
rental statistics as of 24/Apr/2015.