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6 Things to do in Long Island City, Queens

Where to stay and how to have fun in New York's up-and-coming neighbourhood.

Things to do in the Long Island City

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Queens, New York

01 For a leisurely brunch, order the Zakuska Platter at Bear, which includes perogies, poached egg and a carafe of chilled vodka for the table.

02 Overlooking the East River, the LIC Flea is a summer mainstay, whether you're in the market for vintage surfer magazines or a Venus flytrap. Grab an afternoon pint around the corner at LIC Bar, a century-old watering hole.;

03 Comedy legends like John Leguizamo take the stage at The Creek and the Cave. Between acts, try your luck at Sopranos pinball.

04 Get in line early (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) for the foie-gras-stuffed fried chicken and pork-bone-based Tonkotsu 2.0 at 22-seat ramen joint Mu Ramen.

05 At Socrates Sculpture Park progressive green space meets open-air museum.

RELATED: Read our full feature on Queens, "Our Guide to the Best of Long Island City, Queens 



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