One of the fastest-growing communities on the East Coast, Long Island City has seen an explosion of arts and culture over the past few decades. Guests of our hotels in Long Island City should set aside plenty of time for museum trips, with the Socrates Sculpture Park, the Museum of the Moving Image and the MoMA PS1 all nearby. And of course, every traveler with an eye for the arts should swing by the 5 Pointz building to see this renowned artist’s community, filled with graffiti-covered facades.
Long Island City’s artistic appeal isn’t limited to the visual realm alone. Visit the Steinway & Sons Piano factory, which is open for regular tours. Some of the area’s famous locales have been used as shooting locations for scenes from the films Spider-Man 2 and Munich, and television’s Gossip Girl. And those staying at our Long Island City accommodations should catch a show at The Chocolate Factory Theater for a peek at tomorrow’s stars.
Long Island City hotel guests can’t miss the exciting eats of Koliba Restaurant and Shi. Or if you’d rather grab a snack and soak up the New York skyline, stop by the Euromarket Astoria for a selection of rare and imported foods.