Hop On The 7 Train, It's Time To Go To Long Island City

by Courtney McGowan · January 25, 2012

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.