Long Island City has seen an incredible transformation in the last decade. Like many creative and emerging neighborhoods in New York City, Long Island City was once a thriving industrial enclave filled with artisans, craftsman, and makers inhabiting warehouses. Artists and the creative class moved in to take advantage of large spaces at affordable rents, and lead to LIC’s transformation into one of the greatest mixed use neighborhoods in New York City. LIC is currently home to the most galleries and artist studios in the 5 boroughs, and has developed into a blossoming 24/7 residential and commercial waterfront community that still maintains an authenticity through a vibrant artisan and maker presence. Situated one stop from midtown on 3 different subway lines, the neighborhood offers incomparable access for those working and playing in midtown Manhattan, and to the nightlife and restaurants of Greenpoint and Williamsburg.