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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

Travel Essentials

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.
bearnyc.com


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.
licbar.com; licflea.com


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


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

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

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