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Welcome to Long Island City ...

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



While we don't have a date for the founding of Long Island City, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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

Communities near Long Island City ...

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

  • New York
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York is located in Kings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
  • Bronx
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx is located in Bronx County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx <3>
  • Newark
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark is located in Essex County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
  • Jersey City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City is located in Hudson County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
  • Yonkers
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
    • Yonkers is located in Westchester County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers <3>
  • Paterson
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
    • Paterson is located in Passaic County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
  • Elizabeth
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth is located in Union County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
  • Clifton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton is located in Passaic County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
  • New Rochelle
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Passaic
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
    • Passaic is located in Passaic County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people

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.

Adding Long Island City to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Long Island City was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Long Island City.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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