Intro to Queens Walking Tour in Long Island City, NY

Brooklyn Unplugged Tours2706 Queens Plaza SouthLong Island City, NY 11101
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Overview

Break away from the crowds in Manhattan and tour NYC’s largest and most diverse borough — Queens. Learn about the rapidly growing neighborhoods, population, and business scene while you walk along the streets lined with history. Then venture into Long Island City and discover NYC’s exciting up and coming neighborhood. You’ll discover why Queens is becoming the top place to be in NYC.

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from Intro to Queens Walking Tour in Long Island City
Welcome to Queens – a most diverse place on the earth!

Queens is the largest of NYC’s boroughs, and it’s the most diverse. Half of the population is foreign born!

Delve into Queens with an excursion through Long Island City – one of NYC’s hottest new neighborhoods. In recent years this rapidly-growing district has been revealed as a blooming gem. A transformation is deep underway, and it’s astonishing: a vast forgotten industrial zone being revitalized from the ground up - turning into a top place to live, work and play. Old factories and infrastructure are now giving way to parks, hi-rise towers, and cultural institutions. This Queens neighborhood is the #1 place of construction in New York City.

Experience Long Island City’s unique vibe on a walk through the neighborhood. Feel the scale of the infrastructure that defines western Queens – a maze of tracks, bridges, and trains. Then see raw industry transition into sleek modern housing. Check out established and newly budding cultural institutions. Stroll through one of the NYC’s top urban parks, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Midtown Manhattan. Plus discover a secret, unexpected urban oasis!

Take this all in while learning about the area’s history (a tale of boom-and-bust industry); and the extent of its current urban renewal. Can you guess which common supermarket product has left an indelible impact on the revitalized waterfront?

By the end of this tour, you will have experienced a unique off-the-beaten-track district just minutes from Manhattan; and you will have discovered why Queens is quickly and quietly becoming the new cool!

Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in and present voucher to your tour guide. Tour runs rain or shine.

Meeting place: in front of 'Triple Shots' coffee shop
2706 Queens Plaza South
(between 27th Street & 28th Street)
Long Island City, NY 11101

Tour ends at:
5002 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101
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