Get the door, it's the liquor store
Looking due East from the Empire State Building’s observation deck, you can’t miss Long Island City’s picturesque skyline across the... river. Any city in Queens is bound to host some of the best food globally; this is a borough that represents the melting pot of cultures for which NYC is celebrated. Long Island City specifically fosters a dining scene defined by intimate restaurants serving everything from buttery escargot to steaming bowls of ramen to Kansas City barbecue. You’re just a 20-minute MTA ride from Midtown, yet the rent in Long Island City is more affordable than in Manhattan (we’re using the word “affordable” in the loosest sense of the word). Next time you’re pre-gaming for an eccentric exhibit at MoMa PS1 or unwinding after toiling through the workday, you can save yourself the extra stop at the bodega and try Drizly instead. Much like Long Island City, Drizly has a little bit of everything, so you can find the ideal pairing for your takeout cravings.