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Old 10-22-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I saw an apartment recently by 34th ave and 9th Street / Vernon Blvd. It's very industrial and it's being marketed as Long Island City. I'm sure this probably sits at the border of both neighborhoods LIC and Astoria and the lines are probably often disputed...just curious whats the consensus on this?

I also noticed ALOT of housing projects in the area NYCHA reads Ravenswood...

Any advice?
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:18 PM
 
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The borders mostly depend on whom you ask. Technically though, it's not entirely incorrect to refer to all of Astoria as Long Island City, since Astoria was a part of Long Island City before they both became part of New York City. Some would say it's Ravenswood, which was a different part of LIC before 1898.

As you've seen for yourself, these days Ravenswood is synonymous with a housing project and a power plant with very tall smoke stacks. I would not live there.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:10 PM
 
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I'd personally consider that area LIC, but you're right that everyone has their own definition of neighborhood borders. Other than proximity to Costco and a few parks on Vernon with nice views, that general area is pretty depressing. If you own a car, you might be okay, but without one traveling anywhere is going to be a pain in the @ss. You can take the Q103 bus to the F-train at 21st St. and Q102 bus to Queensboro/Queens Plaza.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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The "official" border is Broadway. But nowadays, many residents use 36th Ave as the border. Many years ago, before LIC began to gentrify, Astoria was considered more desirable, while LIC was mostly industrial and run down. So many people in what was once Ravenswood, the old settlement between LIC and the village of Astoria, started considering themselves part of Astoria instead of LIC, hence the reason for the border moving south. I would consider 34th Ave and Vernon Blvd, Astoria, but any realtor is going to tell you LIC because LIC has more value nowadays.

Technically speaking, when zip codes were implemented, all zip codes 111XX were assigned to LIC. The 11102 zip code represents what was the original settlement of Hallet's Cove, which later changed its name to Astoria, and expanded out towards 31st when the IRT/BMT dual contract bought the trains to this part of Queens. Today, zip codes 11102, 11103, 11105, and 11106 roughly represent what is modern day Astoria. Zip codes 11101, 11104 and 11109 are LIC.

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Old 10-24-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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South of 34th ave would be Dutch Kills, which I'd associate as a section of Long Island City. North of that I'd consider Astoria.

LIC proper is made up of 3 sections. Hunters Point, Dutch Kills and Blissville.
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