Long Island City

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Among the places I frequent on a New York City weekend, Long Island City seems to be at the top. My boyfriend's brother has lived on this western edge of Queens for years and never fails to host a rooftop barbecue or game night to entice us over -- not to mention his three adorable dogs as well. 

I think I enjoy this area for the same reasons I love my Upper West neighborhood. Both are quietly residential without straying far from the center of New York's vibrancy. This past weekend we took a short (but sweaty) walk to LIC's Gantry Plaza State Park overlooking Manhattan's eastern skyline. It is amazing how quickly this area has transformed from a warehouse-ridden industrial hub to every young professional's new sparkling home. The lure for outside visitors is not quite there yet, but there's no telling what Long Island City will become.  



Romper: Mango (also love this) | Choker: ASOS
Bag: & Other Stories | Shoes: Mango (sold out, similar here)

21 comments

  1. You look so pretty! :)

    xx,
    Jewel
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  2. stunning in black! love the pop of color from the shoes!

    Have a great day!
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  3. wow so nice. You look very pretty in black. I love to buy best designer kurtis in black. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Such a pretty and classy look! Truly you can never go wrong with black. :)

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
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  5. Sounds like a great day! Loving those yellow shoes, so gorgeous!! xx

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  6. Great city. You look so beautiful. Have a lovely weekend doll.

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  8. I love the look, especially with the pop of yellow!

    Gantry Plaza State Park is actually really nice, when it's not humid out. I love setting up a picnic blanket there and just relaxing. The view is unbeatable too.

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    1. I agree! There were so many families out there just enjoying the view. :) Can't wait to go back!

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  9. These photos are SO pretty especially with the city in the background. I heard NYC is having a heat wave this weekend. Hope you stay cool!!

    Tina
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    1. Thanks Tina! It's definitely a scorcher over here in NY. Hope Seattle is getting some nice weather!

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  10. Perfect photos my dear!!! I love your romper <3 Have a lovely weekend :-)

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  11. Such beautiful scenery and a great look!

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  12. I've been to NYC a few times now but never crossed to Long Island! I'll definitely add it to my itinerary next time!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  13. Gorgeous outfit! I love your shoes and how it adds a pop of colour! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN 

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  14. Amazing pictures!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
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  15. Beautiful photos and city.
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  16. I'm loving the pop of color with the yellow mules!

    Love, Karina
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