Long Island City’s extra-wide roadways lend the neighborhood a sprawling and somewhat barren feel. Look beyond its expansive avenues and you’ll be astounded by the top-notch public works adorning the fences, walls, and sidings of Long Island City’s warehouses and factory buildings. Galleries and show spaces in this Queens neighborhood have attracted artists in large quantities, and this once industrial hub now showcases their creative and colorful talents.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.
Julie Holder is a photographer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She earned her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Specializing in architectural and interior photography, her client list includes ABC, The Nate Berkus Show, Sony/Harpo Productions, BravoTV.com and RollingStone.com. Joining this project with Airbnb has been a wonderful exploration of the neighborhoods and people that make up the diverse city she calls home.