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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Long Island City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Long Island City and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Long Island City:
    • 40.747100, -73.950058
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Long Island City
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Long Island City ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Blissville [Queens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blissville
    • Blissville [Queens County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Long Island City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blissville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blissville
  • Chinatown [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinatown
    • Chinatown [New York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Island City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinatown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinatown
  • Fort Greene [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Greene
    • Fort Greene [Kings County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Long Island City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Greene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Greene
  • Fresh Pond [Queens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fresh Pond
    • Fresh Pond [Queens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Long Island City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fresh Pond
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    • Gracie Square [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gracie Square
      • Gracie Square [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Long Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gracie Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gracie Square
    • Greenpoint [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenpoint
      • Greenpoint [Kings County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Long Island City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenpoint
    • Hell's Kitchen [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hell's Kitchen
      • Hell's Kitchen [New York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Long Island City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hell's Kitchen
    • Knickerbocker Village [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knickerbocker Village
      • Knickerbocker Village [New York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knickerbocker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knickerbocker Village
    • Little Italy [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Italy
      • Little Italy [New York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Italy
    • Peter Cooper Village [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peter Cooper Village
      • Peter Cooper Village [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Long Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peter Cooper Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peter Cooper Village
    • Rhinelander Gardens [New York County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinelander Gardens
      • Rhinelander Gardens [New York County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Long Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhinelander Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rose Hill [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Long Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Sunnyside [Queens County]
    • Sunnyside Gardens [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside Gardens
      • Sunnyside Gardens [Queens County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Long Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside Gardens
    • University Village [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village [New York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Village
    • Vinegar Hill [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinegar Hill
      • Vinegar Hill [Kings County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinegar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinegar Hill
    • Woodside [Queens County]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Long Island City. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Frank Abbundando     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born on July 11, 1910 (a Monday) and died in Ossining (NY) on February 19, 1942 (a Thursday) at the age of 31. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Ossining is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Abbundando<4>
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville (NJ) on March 23, 1885 (a Monday) and died in Normandy Beach (NJ) on February 27, 1961 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Belleville is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<4>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Born: Nelson Ahlgren Abraham
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (MI) on March 28, 1909 (a Sunday) and died in Long Island City on May 9, 1981 (a Saturday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<4>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (NY) on April 6, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Phoenix (AZ) on July 26, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<4>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Born: Ella Geisman
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (NY) on October 7, 1917 (a Sunday) and died in Ojai (CA) on July 8, 2006 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<4>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on September 1, 1889 (a Sunday) and died in Englewood (NJ) on October 26, 1981 (a Monday) at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<4>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Portland (ME) on January 6, 1906 (a Saturday) and died in Long Island City on August 8, 1990 (a Wednesday) at the age of 84. She is buried at Forest City Cemetery (Cumberland County, Maine).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Appleby<4>
    • Elizabeth Arden     (Businesswoman)
      • Businesswoman. She was born in Vaughan (ON) on December 31, 1878 (a Tueday) and died in Manhattan (NY) on October 18, 1966 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Manhattan is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Arden<4>
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<4>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Born: Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr.
      • Cartoonist. He was born on January 8, 1904 (a Friday) and died in Port Chester (NY) on February 22, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Port Chester is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<4>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (NJ) on September 15, 1909 (a Wednesday) and died in Van Nuys (CA) on May 9, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<4>
    • Brooke Astor     (Philanthropist)
      • Born: Roberta Brooke Russell
      • Philanthropist. She was born in Portsmouth (NH) on March 30, 1902 (a Sunday) and died in Briarcliff Manor (NY) on August 13, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 105. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Briarcliff Manor is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Long Island City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brooke Astor<4>

How Far From Long Island City to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Long Island City to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Long Island City and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Jamaica, which is the Seat of Queens County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Long Island City to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 207 miles [333.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,690 miles [9,157.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,396 miles [10,293.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,272 miles [6,875.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Long Island City

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long Island CityOur 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    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Long Island City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.906 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.482 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.624 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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