Long Island City
For many decades, Long Island City has been an active, mixed-use business community and one of the largest manufacturing and distribution centers in New York State. Today, it is home to more than 6,600 businesses with over 100,000 employees and is one of the city’s eight Central Business Districts.
Businesses located in Long Island City range from Fortune 500 companies to local supply companies, food purveyors and restaurants, artists and cultural institutions. The neighborhood is a center of culture, education and business training programs, serving as a home to cultural institutions such as MoMA PS1, Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum as well as educational institutions including LaGuardia Community College, CUNY Law School and APEX Technical School.
Recently, Long Island City has evolved into a desirable residential neighborhood, with more than 20,000 residential units completed since 2006 and another 11,000 anticipated by 2023. Vibrant retail corridors have grown along Jackson Avenue, Queens Plaza and Vernon Boulevard attracting an ever-expanding list of food and shopping destinations as well as health and fitness amenities. Also supporting this burgeoning residential community are several local parks along the East River including Hunters Point South Park, Gantry Plaza State Park and Queensbridge Park, while further inland Murray Playground, Court Square Park and Dutch Kills Green offer welcome green space.
As one of the metropolitan area’s most highly accessible transportation hubs, Long Island City offers unparalleled access to Midtown Manhattan and direct access to Brooklyn and Long Island via eight subway lines along with buses, ferries, tunnels, bridges and the Long Island Rail Road. The heart of Long Island City also lies just 15 minutes from LaGuardia Airport and 25 minutes from John F. Kennedy Airport.
With a century-long legacy in Long Island City, Werwaiss Properties is an active member of the community, working with local businesses, non-profit organizations and cultural institutions to support residents and employers and encourage the vibrancy of the neighborhood.