Profile for Long Island City, New York, NY
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Long Island City
Long Island City is a neighborhood of Queens.
The community was named for a local newspaper, the Long Island City Daily Star.
Elevation is 13 feet.
The neighborhood is on the East River.
Former and merged names include:
· Hunter's Point
· Dutch Kills
For decades, a local landmark along the East River was the giant red neon Pepsi-Cola sign. The plant stopped bottling the soft drink in the 1990s, but the sign was preserved and moved to another spot along the waterfront.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ethel Merman, singer
· Tony Bennett, singer
Local festivals include:
- Dutch Kills Street Fair - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Long Island City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Gantry Plaza State Park
Historic sites and museums: Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Queens County Farm Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park
Colleges and universities:
CUNY La Guardia Community College
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