Long Island City is finally the leader in something. Woo!

According to RENTCafé's new study, this up-and-coming neighborhood in Queens has seen the most new apartments built compared to other neighborhoods across the country–12,533 apartments across 41 new developments to be exact.

LIC even outpaced Downtown L.A.'s 7,551 apartments, which came in second on the list. Take that L.A.!

Data showed that between 2010 and 2016, the neighborhood's new construction made up 36 percent of the total apartments in the neighborhood.

You can check out all of the development transforming Long Island City over the last decade in RENTCafé's before and after shots published in August 2016.

Many NYC neighborhoods ranked in the top 10 list (of course), including Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn,  the Upper West Side and Hell's Kitchen. 

Hell's Kitchen ranks second in comparison to these NYC neighborhoods. Between 2010 and 2016, a total of 6,058 new apartments were built in the neighborhood between 15 new buildings thanks to massive projects like 525 West 52nd Street.


Williamsburg follows close behind with 5,269 new apartments while Downtown Brooklyn claimed third place with 3,851 new apartments. The Upper West Side took last place in the top 10 with 3,536 new apartments.


Who cares what neighborhoods are steamrolled during these massive expansions. We're winning! 

[via RentCafe] [Feature Image Courtesy Flickr]