East Coast LIC
"LIC is a community of contrasts and transformation - landmarked brownstone blocks, smokestacks, converted lofts, galleries and waterfront parks - all features that have attracted a growing number of people."
CORRECTIONS TO ABOVE STATEMENT:
There is one landmarked block in LIC.
The famous smokestacks were dismantled to make way for the yuppie invasion.
There is one waterfront park in LIC that the newcomers might want to venture into, and that is Gantry State Plaza. The others are Socrates Sculpture Park (nestled against a Costco), Rainey Park (surrounded by factories), and Queens Bridge Park (across the street from the projects).
Note the conspicuous absence of people of color on this website. These newcomers are the ones who are supposedly going to "revitalize" Queens and drive out the Archie Bunker culture. Yet they are the types who don't want to mingle amongst people with a variety of backgrounds. At least that's what the marketing seems to be saying.
"Just outside Manhattan and far beyond expectations."
TRANSLATION: It's in Queens, so we realize you are expecting it to be a dump. But we added a bunch of bells and whistles and called it "luxury" housing and will convince you that you are smart for paying 845K for a studio apartment when the rest of the borough pays about 1/4 of that for the same thing.
"Breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline."
TRANSLATION: Live here and gaze upon where you really want to be living.
"Floor-to-ceiling sound resistant windows."
TRANSLATION: Perfect for those exhibitionists and attention-seekers who want to show off their collection of expensive toys.
Photo from Curbed.