PS 1 Contemporary Art Center:
The best place to see the newest contemporary art in a museum. It is connected to MoMA (one ticket gets you into both museums), and the greatest concentration of art in NYC outside of Manhattan. A must for those interested in the cutting edge.
The Noguchi Museum:
A lovely museum dedicated to life and work of this extraordinary Japanese-American sculptor and architect. Originally the artist's
actual studio, this is one of the best kept secret's in New York - everyone should visit!
Socrates Sculpture Park:
Right across from the Noguchi Museum. Contemporary sculpture by emerging artist in a superb location on the East River. Check website
for their lively dance, film and yoga programs.
Showcases emerging and well-known contemporary sculptors. It's a small, experimental space, and though not every exhibit hits the prize. It is definitely worth a visit.
Queens Museum of Art:
In Flushing Meadows Park, next to the famous Unisphere. The building dates to the 1939's World's Fair; do not miss the Panorama of New York City, a fantastic model of all five boroughs and its lively exhibits of contemporary art.
Museum of the Moving Image:
A jewel of a museum, with excellent interactive exhibits. This is the perfect destination for all ages! Great movie screenings on
Fisher Landau Center for Art:
Fisher Landau Center for Art is devoted to the exhibition and study of the excellent contemporary art collection of Emily Fisher
Landau. Beautiful galleries in a former commercial building.
Radiator Arts Gallery:
A great place to see contemporary art exhibitions, performances and video programs; in terms of contemporary art in NY, this is the
"real deal"!. Check opening times before visiting.
The Yoga Room, LIC- Professional yoga and pilates
Pranavah Yoga- Another great option for taking yoga and pilates
classes. Relaxing, peaceful studio.
PNT Fitness- They offer unique and fun small group fitness
Crossfit Gantry- The latest exercise trend - get in shape in LIC fast!
Element Fitness- Offers personal training and boxing.
The Cliffs at LIC- 30,000 sqft of amazing climbing and
fitness! It doesn't matter if you've never climbed or have summited the largest mountains.
Gantry State Park- Great for jogging, walking
or just relaxing. Exercise along the East River with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building
and the United Nations. Other recreational facilities include basketball and handball courts, and a fishing pier with its own cleaning table!
Beauty & Spa
KATA Spa- A great place to get high quality massage therapy for Swedish
and Shiatsu message .
Balance Medical Spa
Snob Nail Spa- A neighborhood nail spa with cute decor and friendly
Primp and Tease Salon- A
neighborhood hair/ make up salon, with really friendly staff!
LIV Living- a cute boutique store runs by local
residents in LIC, carries clothes, accessories + home goods.
Local Phone Service
Nearest stores for Cell phones and SIM cards:
716 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017 (@ 3rd Ave & 45th St)
469 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017 (@ Lex Ave & 45th St) 212-867-0781
381 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (@ Madison Ave & 46th St) 212-687-8910
57 West 42nd St, New York, NY, 10036 (@ 6th Ave & 42nd St) 212-730-4727
420 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017 (@ Lexington and 43rd St) 212-401-6975
342 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017 (@ Madison Ave and 43rd St) 212-856-6100
* There is very little to choose between the four companies. T-Mobile preferred.
** Take the 7 train to Grand Central for any stores on this list. The nearest store is the first Verizon store on the list