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The latest in an never-ending trail of stories about trends that are approximately six years old, the Daily News reports that Long Island City is home a lot of hotels?27, to be precise. Yes, they are cheaper than their Manhattan counterparts, starting at about $185/night instead of $325-plus. Shocker. "More prime real estate is available at lower prices in Queens than in Manhattan." Shocker #2. And, "Long Island City is becoming that hot new place where everybody wants to be." Um? [NYDN]