After much anticipation, Citi Bike recently rolled into Queens with 12 new stations to pick up and drop off a bike in the heart of Long Island City. Always a great destination, Long Island City offers so many attractions to take advantage of from cultural institutions to the best views of the Manhattan skyline that would make any Queensite pull out their camera like a tourist or pull out their phone for a selfie. Citi Bike locations in Long Island City connect riders to great destinations and below are our top 5! Plus for a limited time Citi Bike is offering all of our readers $25 off an annual membership. So get ready to strap on your helmet and enjoy a great day in Long Island City!
1. MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. MoMA PS1 also hosts outdoor parties during the summer. They are always hosting top caliber exhibitions. Click here for their upcoming events and exhibitions. MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue and a Citi Bike station is located directly in front at Jackson Avenue and 46 Road.
2. LIC Flea & Food
Home to the All-Queens Beer Garden, LIC Flea hosts an all-star lineup of a diverse vendors that embrace the true spirit of Queens. Host to some of the best food and unique vendors, LIC Flea recruits the best in the city to provide the most memorable experience possible. The market is located at 5-25 46th Avenue and is open from 10am-6pm every Saturday and Sunday. The Citi Bike station is located at the entrance of LIC Flea on 46th Avenue at 5th Street. “Come hungry and ready to explore!”
3. Rockaway Brewing Company
Created in the backyard among friends in Far Rockaway, the Rockaway Brewing Company produces homebrewed, handcrafted beer and can be purchased all over Queens. Visit the Tap Room to grab a glass, fill up a growler, tour the place, and jam to some reggae. Click here for a list of upcoming events. The Rockaway Brewing Company is located at 46-01 5th Street. The Citi Bike station is located across the street 46th Avenue and 5th Street.
4. Gantry State Park
Located on the waterfront of Long Island City, Gantry State Park will provide Citi Bike riders with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. One stop away from the NYC subway, Gantry State Park puts the heart of the city a stone’s throw away. Use your Citi Bike to tour the river and waterfronts and see the beauty of LIC. The Citi Bike station is located at 46th Avenue and 5th Street.
5. LIC Landing
This outdoor café features a spectacular 2000 sq-ft outdoor event space and is set against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. LIC Landing features a selection of locally-sourced offerings, craft beers and fine wines, and COFFEED’s specialty coffees and teas. Citi Bike riders can pick up their beverages from the pick-up window and continue to their destination, or stay, enjoy the view and take advantage of the table service. Click here for a list of LIC Landing events. The Citi Bike station is located at Center Blvd at Hunter’s Point South Park. Riders are also able to connect to the East River Ferry into Brooklyn or Manhattan.