Just for the museums and restaurants alone, a short 15-minute trip on the 7 train from Grand Central or Times Square to Long Island City and Astoria is truly worth it. In Long Island City, major must-sees are MoMA PS1 and the Noguchi Museum. No trip to Astoria, nicknamed "Little Athens" would be complete without sampling Greek cuisine and stopping at newly renovated Museum of the Moving Image.
Jackson Heights is home to the city's largest Indian population. It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon browsing its shops and dining in one of the many authentic restaurants.
Top reasons to trek out to Flushing and Corona include seeing the New York Mets new stadium, Citi Field, spending time at the expansive Flushing Meadows–Corona Park —especially if traveling with kids—and enjoying Italian ices from the Lemon Ice King of Corona, a neighborhood institution.
Queens at a Glance
- Citi Field
- Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
- Louis Armstrong House Museum
- MoMA PS1
- Museum of the Moving Image
- New York Hall of Science
- The Noguchi Museum
Elsewhere in New York City
- The Bronx
- East Village
- Flatiron District
- Greenwich Village
- Lower East Side
- Lower Manhattan
- Meatpacking District
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