Now that MOMA is shuffling her pearled neck and painted fanny across the Queensboro Bridge into Long Island City, artworld denizens who wouldn't dream of leaving Manhattan just might. MOMA is hopping on the boat built by P.S.1, the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, and the Socrates Sculpture Garden, which have made Long Island City arguably the most concentrated arts center outside of Manhattan. The industrial neighborhood along the East River, which includes all or parts of Dutch Kills, Hunter's Point, Astoria, Sunnyside, and Steinway, was one of four original municipalities within New York City's present boundaries. Once heavily German, the area has seen an influx of Korean, Indian, and Latin American residents in the past few decades. A spate of development beginning in 1989 with the Citicorp Building—the city's largest non-Manhattan structure—has attracted businesses and renters seeking a presence... More >>>