F. Scott Fitzgerald famously referred to Queens as "The Valley of Ashes" in his most famous of novels, The Great Gatsby, writing it off as a desolate and dismal sprawl. Unfortunately, similar ideas still survive despite the proverbial phoenix rising from the, well, ashes: the former-industrial neighborhood of Long Island City. It has long been pushed to be the "next Williamsburg", when it really deserves to be a culture in its own right. Want proof? Here are 5 must-visit spots located in none other than LIC.