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Welcome to Long Island City ...

Long Island City is located in Queens County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Long Island City: Long Is. City (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Long Island City is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Long Island City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Long Island City to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Long Island City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Long Island City elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Long Island City on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Long Island City on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Long Island City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Long Island City.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Long Island City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,336,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Long Island City
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<4>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hempstead
    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of Long Island City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 766,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Long Island City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 282,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jersey City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
      • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Long Island City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 262,075 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Long Island City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of Long Island City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<4>
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Long Island City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Long Island City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Long Island City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,052 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Long Island City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Long Island City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Long Island City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Long Island City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Island City. See our Newspapers Page for Long Island City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Long Island City ...

Looking for more information about Long Island City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Long Island City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Long Island City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Queens County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Long Island City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Queens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Long Island City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Long Island City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Long Island City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long Island City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Island City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7471, Longitude: -73.9501    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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