Ideally located, The Zipper gives you access to everything that LIC offers — so that you can live your life to the fullest. The tempting food and restaurant scene; miles of waterfront parks and serene public spaces; exciting nightlife; appealing artisanal shops, galleries, museums; it’s all right outside your door.
BARS & RESTAURANTS
Enjoy Michelin-rated restaurant Casa Enrique, the enticing M. Wells Steakhouse, Maiella, Adda Indian Canteen; or drop by John Brown Smokehouse, LIC Market and newcomer Beebe’s (from the former chef and partner of Brooklyn’s acclaimed Emmy Squared) among the exciting many cafes/dining destinations popping up throughout the neighborhood for a more casual bite. Splurge on some oysters with a glass of wine while listening to jazz at Domaine Bar a Vins or check out the scene (and the cocktails) at the craft cocktail lounge Dutch Kills Bar, among the nightlife options.
MUSEUMS & ART SPACES
LIC is a hub of artistic creativity; explore the installations at MoMa PS1, Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter and Socrates Sculpture Park; visit Dorsky Gallery and Flux Factory, among the many exciting art spaces. Plus, you’ll be inspired by the glorious views of the East River and Manhattan skyline, and have access to convenient transportation options to Manhattan and the boroughs.
PARKS + PLAYGROUNDS
Enjoy Gantry State Park, the popular 12-acre riverside oasis and promenade, or the new Hunter’s Point South Park; a lively waterfront park — a repurposed space that offers fun and relaxation for everyone.
The new park includes a central green, playgrounds, fitness equipment, a dog run, a bikeway, a waterside promenade, picnic terraces a basketball court, a 30-foot-tall cantilevered platform for viewing the skyline and waterfront, and a 13,000 square-foot pavilion that contains comfort stations, concessions, and an elevated cafe plaza.