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LIC What's there to do

New York, NY, United States
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Our family loves visiting Long Island City, especially on the weekends. The playgrounds are not too crowded, although the lack of trees can make it a bit harsh during the hot summer days. Our favorite playgrounds are the ones located in Gantry State Park. There is even a nice sand pit where the kids can play in the sand for hours on end. Long Island City is only 5-10 minutes from midtown and has lots of good eateries -- from nice bakeries to yummy ramen places. You can also take the ferry from Long Island City to different parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan -- not too expensive and a fun boat ride for the kids.
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For kids

Gantry Plaza State Park
Great Park next to the river, with great playgrounds for the kids.

Points of interest

Museum of the Moving Image
Great museum. Best for kids > 8. Lots of cool modern exhibits.

Restaurants

Cyclo
Yummy vietnamese food. Not as yummy as some of the hole in the walls but still good.
Dorian Cafe
Good food and service. Good value as well. No frills.
LIC Flea & Food
Flea Market - good food and variety but pricey for what it is. Many vendors accept credit.
Cannelle Patisserie
Yummy delicious Patisserie, the entire family loves the pastries here.
Bareburger
A tad bit pricey, but yummy organic burgers, very kid friendly and fast service.

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