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Long Island City reverberates with the pulse of innovation, creativity, and culture. While some think a day is sufficient to experience LIC, it takes a lifetime. There’s no better place to spend that lifetime than 1 QPS by Stonehenge, and there’s no better place to keep up-to-date about the neighborhood than right here, with the QPS Observer.

We’re as excited as you are about new art installations or that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that all your foodie friends are raving about, and we can’t wait to share it all with you. Check out the best events and activities coming up in Long Island City, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @1qpsbystonehenge for our inside scoop on what to do in LIC.

Mere minutes from Manhattan via car, train, Water Taxi or Citi Bike, LIC is the go-to locale for New Yorkers in search of culture and excitement, with jet-setters and locals alike clamoring to get in on the action. A vibrant art scene, white-hot restaurants, parks and parties, and unmatched views mean you’ll never run out of things to do in your own backyard.

At the heart of this neighborhood is the singular 1 QPS Tower, with its stunning no-fee apartments.
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A Guide to Long Island City’s Nightlife Scene

New York City is known for its social atmosphere — everything from exclusive clubs to trendy hole-in-the-wall bars. And while you can easily commute across the river from your new luxury apartment at 1 QPS, why not do some exploring within Queens! Long Island City has nightlife in spades — no matter your personal tastes. [Read More]

A Coffee-Lover’s Guide to Long Island City

We all know that coffee makes the world go-round, and finding your perfect cafe is one of the joys in exploring a new neighborhood. So now that you’ve moved into beautiful 1 QPS, it’s time to go on a caffeinated adventure. While Long Island City has plenty of lovely restaurants and coffee shops to choose [Read More]

What’s Happening in LIC in Early 2020?

2020 has come to Long Island City. If you’re a resident, you might be tempted to head to Manhattan for a good time. After all, it’s only one subway stop away. That would be a mistake, because there are a whole bunch of fun things to do in LIC this month, no matter what you’re [Read More]

LIC Observer 12/19

Nothing beats the holiday season in New York City. Crisp air carries a hum of excitement across the boroughs, with festive lighting punctuated by interludes of snow. The result is an atmosphere that brings people from all over the world to New York City – and more specifically, Manhattan. However, in Long Island City, locals [Read More]

12/21 – 1/6: A Charlie Brown Christmas Performance @ Secret Theatre

Grab your friends and family for a viewing of a holiday classic on stage. Secret Theatre will present A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 21-January 6. The stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer is based on everyone’s favorite television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson. Get ready to hear the song “Christmas Time Is Here” [Read More]

12/28: Truth Serum Live @ Q.E.D.

Truth Serum was a late-night talk show and is now a podcast, unlike anything you have experienced. On December 28 at Q.E.D., join the podcast, hosted by Zoe Yellen, for an interactive evening complete with games and prizes, stand-up comedy, and sketch performances. Guests will watch three contestants compete in a drinking game “unlike any [Read More]

12/29: Tour Eclectic / Encore Props

Not many people know that Long Island City has its very own extravagant warehouse where TV and film producers can get almost everything they need for their sets, from thrones for every medieval fantasy film to faux animal/woodland critters for forest scenes. On December 29, check out Eclectic / Encore Props, the largest New York [Read More]

New Year’s Eve Events Roundup

Get ready for a variety of incredible New Year’s Eve events in Long Island City that will guarantee an unforgettable night out. Live large with the ultimate penthouse experience at the Vista Sky Lounge Ballroom. Expect a night of incredible views, a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and a DJ. Act fast; tickets [Read More]

12/29: Aminah Imani Live @ The Creek and The Cave

If you have always wanted to be a part of a live comedy taping, now is your chance. The hilarious Aminah Imani, a comedian raised in Atlanta and now living in New York, will be recording a special at The Creek and The Cave on December 29. Imani’s career highlights include advancing to semifinalist in [Read More]

12/14: Thursday Latin Dance with Israel Martinez 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

When that autumnal chill hits the air, what better way to heat up than with a little dancing? Whether you’re a world-class ballroom dancer or an armchair two-stepper while watching Dancing with the Stars, you’ll learn the latest moves and some classic Latin techniques that will be sure to impress friends and families at fall [Read More]