The Local Next Door: Long Island City with Lauren Bennett

The Local Next Door: Long Island City with Lauren Bennett
The Local Next Door Long Island City with Lauren Bennett

Corcoran agent and LIC resident Lauren Bennett shows us around her rapidly changing neighborhood. Follow along to discover Lauren’s favorite local spots — and to see the Manhattan skyline from a different point of view.

Workout Factory A premier boutique fitness studio in LIC offering a variety of classes; see the website for rates and times. 5-25 46th Avenue; 718.392.2797

Sweetleaf Coffee Coffee, proudly roasted in NYC, and lots of baked goodies. They serve a variety of beverages and baked goods. Multiple locations around the city. Visit the website for hours. 10-93 Jackson Ave; 917.832. 6726

Pepsi Cola Sign A designated NYC landmark located in the Gantry Plaza State Park. 30-99 48th Avenue

Natural Frontier Specialty market offering a foodstuffs and environmentally friendly goods. Open 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday. 12-01 Jackson Avenue; 718.937.9399

Book Culture LIC outpost of the venerable Harlem-based bookseller. Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 26-09 Jackson Avenue; 718.440.3120

Shi Upscale Pan-Asian restaurant serving lunch, dinner and cocktails in an elegant dining space. Open 12:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 4720 Center Boulevard; 347.242.2448

Casa Enrique No-frills cantina serving Mexican classics and cocktails for lunch and dinner. Hours vary; check the website. 5-48 49th Avenue; 347.448.6040

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