23 Facts About Long Island City


Long Island City is a residential and commercial neighborhood on the extreme western tip of Queens, a borough in New York City.

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Long Island City is the eastern terminus of the Queensboro Bridge, the only non-tolled automotive route connecting Queens and Manhattan.

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Long Island City is part of Queens Community District 1 to the north and Queens Community District 2 to the south.

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Politically, Long Island City is represented by the New York City Council's 26th District.

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Long Island City was incorporated as a city on May 4,1870, from the merging of the Village of Astoria and the hamlets of Ravenswood, Hunters Point, Blissville, Sunnyside, Dutch Kills, Steinway, Bowery Bay and Middleton in the Town of Newtown.

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Long Island City continued to exist as an incorporated city until 1898, when Queens was annexed to New York City.

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Long Island City surrendered its independence in 1898 to become part of the Long Island City of Greater New York.

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However, Long Island City survives as ZIP Code 11101 and ZIP Code prefix 111 and was formerly a sectional center facility.

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Long Island City is split between Queens Community Board 1 to the north of Queens Plaza and Queens Community Board 2 south of Queens Plaza.

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North of the Queensboro Bridge in northern Long Island City had between 10,000 and 19,999 Hispanic residents while the White, Black, and Asian populations were each between 5,000 and 9,999 residents.

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Unlike the largely working-class Asian immigrant populations in southern Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, the growing Asian population in Long Island City tends to be second- or third-generation Americans and are largely middle or upper class.

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Long Island City was once home to many factories and bakeries, some of which are finding new uses.

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Long Island City contains several of the tallest buildings in Queens.

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Long Island City is currently home to the largest fortune cookie factory in the United States, owned by Wonton Foods and producing four million fortune cookies a day.

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In spring 2010, JetBlue Airways announced it was moving its headquarters from Forest Hills to Long Island City, incorporating the jobs from its Darien, Connecticut, office.

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Blissville, which has the ZIP Code 11101, is a neighborhood within Long Island City, located at and bordered by Calvary Cemetery to the east; the Long Island Expressway to the north; Newtown Creek to the south; and Dutch Kills, a tributary of Newtown Creek, to the west.

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Long Island City is served by the following New York City Fire Department fire stations:.

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In northern Long Island City, there were 84 preterm births per 1,000 live births, and 15.

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In southern Long Island City, there were 90 preterm births per 1,000 live births, and 14.

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Long Island City has a high population of residents who are uninsured.

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Long Island City generally has a slightly higher ratio of college-educated residents than the rest of the city as of 2018.

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Long Island City is served by the New York City Department of Education.

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Long Island City is home to numerous high schools, some of which offer specializations, as indicated below.

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