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Long Island City Art Tour: Museums and Art Galleries in Long Island City, Queens

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PS 1 Contemporary Art Center
P. S. 1

P. S. 1 Art Museum in Long Island City

Photo (c) John Roleke
Long Island City has the greatest concentration of art in NYC outside of Manhattan, and P.S. 1 is its most famous art institution and the biggest draw to the neighborhood.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center has won international acclaim for its art exhibits. Yet, for a major art institution, there's real zing in the corridors, not the plain white walls of most spaces. Come for the excellent art, and keep coming back to explore this former public school turned art world star.

Recommended Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

Visiting Times:

  • Thursday to Monday - Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - closed
Cost: $5 and $2 students/seniors

Address: P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, at 46th Avenue and 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-784-2084

Directions by Car:
  • Queensboro Bridge to Queens Blvd, right on Jackson Avenue.
  • LIE-West exit Van Dam, right on Van Dam, left on Thompson, left on Jackson.
  • LIE-East exit Van Alst and follow 21st Street.
  • Parking is tough.
Subways: E, V subways to 23 St/Ely Ave., 7 to 45 Rd/Courthouse Sq., G to 21 St/Van Alst.

Buses: Q67 to Jackson and 46th Ave. B61 to 46th Ave.

Where to Eat: Lounge 47 serves a great burger and is cool and comfortable for the post-art daze. (47-10 Vernon Blvd, at 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-937-2044)

More: Profile of P.S. 1: Where Art Took Over the School

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