To most, Long Island City is that area at the south end of Queens along the East River. But chartered in 1870, LIC, as it's also known, is one of Queens's earliest municipalities. Ranging from Newton Creek to LaGuardia Airport, it's composed of all or parts of Astoria, Sunnyside, Dutch Kills and Hunters Point. Such a broad swath of western Queens means that there are a variety of ethnic communities as well as a long-running industrial center with defunct factories like the now-demolished Pepsi bottling plant as well as resurrected ones like the massive Silvercup Studios, which once operated as the... More >>>