Long Island City’s history is surprisingly diverse. In the 1600s, Dutch colonists came to farm its rich soil. After centuries of farming, the advent of the Industrial Revolution made the location, with its close proximity to Manhattan, ideal for factories, power plants and commercial development. By the 1970s, as New York City manufacturing declined, LIC was once again transformed, this time to a cultural enclave with galleries, museums and artisanal restaurants. With its rich history, stunning views of Manhattan and convenient public transportation, Long Island City is the ideal setting for its newest role – home to New York’s creators, innovators and free thinkers.