The Long Island City waterfront is an undiscovered gem in New York City. As much as I love heading to Brooklyn, it’s nice to have a place like this right here in Queens. And after spending last week traveling to Colombia, I was too tired to venture out of borough this past weekend!
The LIC waterfront is a short subway ride from Manhattan on the 7 train (get off at Vernon Jackson, 1 stop from Grand Central) and you can even take the ferry there from Williamsburg or Brooklyn Heights.
There’s a small park for lounging/picnicking in the sun, but your best bet is to befriend someone who lives in one of the luxury high-rise buildings overlooking the East River. They have rooftop pools up there 😉
After taking a walk by the water, I always grab food at Skinny’s Cantina. If you follow me on Instagram you will probably notice that I’m constantly Instagramming my tacos and micheladas. What can I say, I love my Mexican food! But go to Skinny’s Cantina for brunch… on the weekends they offer a great deal of 2 drinks (hello mimosas! …or coffee, if that’s your style) plus a brunch entree for $15. Bonus: there’s no Manhattan or Williamsburg-style 2 hour wait for a table. Saturday afternoon complete.