Northwestern Queens: Court Square

Court Square is an industrial and commercial area in Long Island City. Stretching from 23rd St & Ely Ave to Jackson Ave & 21st St, Court Square’s name is derived from the Long Island City Courthouse. The Long Island City Courthouse is a landmarked Supreme Court building established in the late 1800’s. Court Square is a major public transportation hub. The Court Square subway complex consists of 3 separate stations, IND crosstown platform, IRT Flushing line platform, & the IND Queens blvd platform. Court Square is also home to MOMA PS1 which is a renowned art gallery & the former 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center.

Pictured is the Court Square Diner on 45th Road. Court Square Diner was established in 1946, but the current owners the Kanellos brothers have owned it since 1991. Court Square Diner serves a wide ranging selection of food but specializes in traditional NY Greek fare. Open 24 hours a day.

The Citigroup Building located at 1 Court Square is the biggest building in New York City outside of Manhattan.


The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.