Long Island City is the Queens neighborhood just across the river from midtown Manhattan and home to the Boro Hotel.
The Boro’s unusual history explains its extensive industrial flourishes. Before the current owners stepped in, its 14-storey concrete superstructure was unoccupied and unfinished, and was slated to become just another generic chain property.
Rather than overhauling the building however, the structure’s rawness was left largely intact, but with some additional comforts. Chilly concrete floors, for example, are now covered with hardwoods.
Long Island City is an up-and-coming cool district and the sweeping views of Manhattan from the Boro Hotel look absolutely stunning.