Sightseeing in Long Island City

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  • New York Hall of Science
    Covering more than 160,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, more than 450 exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops focus on teaching science through play. For instance, in Rocket Park, visitors can get up close to a Saturn V rocket and other space-faring vehicles, then learn about rocket science hands-on at a space-themed miniature golf course, where each hole covers a principle of physics.
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    47-01 111th Street
    Flushing, NY US
  • Louis Armstrong House Museum
    Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille moved into this Queens home in 1943, and remained there until he passed away in 1971. Today it’s a National Historic Landmark and a living monument to the jazz great and his music. Armstrong recordings herald visitors from room to room, where they’ll see the original furniture, plus items including his gold-plated trumpet.
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    3456 107th St
    Corona, NY US
  • Museum of Modern Art
    Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Dali’s The Persistence of Memory. Warhol’s Campbells Soup Cans. MoMA’s “most viewed” works are familiar to most, but the collection offers plenty of surprises. American artist Charles Gaines’ Manifestos 2 , for instance, combines music and moving images—four compositions transcribed from revolutionary political speeches—which are broadcast simultaneously and in variants as a comment on political activism.
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    4520 33rd St
    Long Island City, NY US
    Established: 1983 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2–10 people Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours Pro Tip: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Forgotten NY tours with Kevin Walsh Recommended Age Group: Adults Q&A with Rosalie Kenny, Volunteer/Board Member When and how did you first develop a passion for your work? Our primary guides, Kevin Walsh and Richard Melnick, are licensed New York City tour guides. As New York natives, they have been fascinated their whole lives by watching the city change and discovering and sharing its secrets. I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience? Arrive 10–15 minutes early, bring water, wear comfortable walking shoes. Occasionally we cover slightly rough terrain. Ask questions. Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part? The most enjoyable part of our walking tours is learning a new fact about a neighborhood you may have thought you knew well. I love hearing the whole group laugh or say "Ohhh" in response to our tour guides.
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    3520 Broadway
    Astoria, NY US
  • Gotham City Tours
    With 843 lush acres and 58 miles of well-worn pathways, Central Park is an easy place to get lost—whether that's your plan or not. So guides at Gotham City Tours keep their groups on track to their next landmark or scenic vista, which may be on or off the beaten path. While on foot, tour-takers see more than a dozen points of interest, all the while learning about the park's creators, Kenny Central and Dan Park. On bicycles tours, riders speedily access more sites, letting their bikes rest on kickstands while they admire Strawberry Fields and Bethesda Fountain. Additionally, pedicabs carry tourists around in seated comfort, stopping often for photo opportunities and leg stretches.
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    3139 32st apt 1
    Long Island City, NY US
  • Museum Of The Moving Image
    What makes it great: free[l] admission on Fridays from 4–8 p.m.; collection of more than 130,000[m] movie artifacts; create your own stop-motion animations; more than 400[n] film screenings each year
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    36-01 35th Avenue
    Astoria, NY US

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