Hidden Gems

Discover These Long Island City Attractions

Leave the beaten path, and discover these hidden gems. With so much culture, arts, and food in one city, there’s always something to be discovered. Here are our picks for the best hidden-away Long Island City attractions.

Gantry Plaza State Park

4-09 47th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101
This 12-acre state park on the East River lies in a former dockyard and manufacturing district. The park is decorated with remnants of facilities from the area’s past. Enjoy a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline from here, including the United Nations headquarters.

LIC Flea and Food

5-25 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
This outdoor market has vendors selling antiques, collectibles, and food during the summer. Find a diamond in the rough amidst the many wares on sale, or just sit back on the grass and savor the flavors of local food.

The Secret Theater

4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Off-Broadway theater is just down the block. The Secret Theater hosts many programs throughout the year, including plays, dance, and improve. With cheap tickets and great performances, it’s an excellent alternative to Broadway.