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Address: 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone Number: 718-956-1819
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Description: You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan...
You can admire the changing exhibits, or the spectacular view of Manhattan in this park.
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Lovely park

This is a class park, you just can't go expecting the world's nicest, most extensive garden. It's surely tucked away and not the biggest space. As far as maintenance is concerned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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New York City, New York
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Long Island City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Grass, bike along the river, Art, NYC greenmarket, fresh air. Did I say the ART! Awesome sculptures. Escape! Just go, you'll see.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a class park, you just can't go expecting the world's nicest, most extensive garden. It's surely tucked away and not the biggest space. As far as maintenance is concerned it could be better. But it's not really about those things. It's a unique space with original art and a top view of Manhattan. Rarely that busy, a great... More 

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Open air, by the water and with an ever-changing suite of big installations, this is a great place to spend half an hour. Entry is free and while there are no facilities (no risk of 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' fatigue here) it's a one-minute walk from the Noguchi Gallery if you fancy a coffee. Definitely coming again if in... More 

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New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I read a review in which a person said there were only 2 sculptures ,however,today I saw 15 .In addition a wonderful view of Manhattan .

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Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Worth a visit, nice and friendly. A bit worn but really nice all in all!There is also a beautiful view of the Manhattan

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Bronx
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was super excited to visit this park but when I arrived I was very disappointed. There were about two outdoor sculptures on display and the rest of the park was just uncared for. The grass looked dry the fences by the water were broken and overall unsafe. The park is completely the opposite of what you see on the... More 

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Lucknow, India
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This park is for creativity and particularly for outdoor art! We visited on Aug. 14 and were bit unlucky to find nothing at the time. Yet were compensated with some river side views! The park can have really interesting art but one needs to find about the activity calender and things happening in the park! In all a good concept... More 

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Ottawa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

...but I'd suggest that you head out to Astoria, Queens. It is a 15 minute walk from the subway station. The large park is on the edge of the water and admission is free. Each summer (from what I understand) artists are given fellowships to create outdoor art. They change with every season so you have to do some research... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you like abstract art then you will like the Socrates Sculpture Park. This park was created on an old land fill and I think has used the space available nicely. The park rotates a few different artists and exhibits a few times a year. Depending on the rotation you might really like or not like the exhibits. I find... More 

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Minneapolis
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

If you really need to waste an hour and not spend a penny, check it out, but don't expect to use a bathroom. The porta-potties are completing intolerable and I'm a camper. Some of the art is cool but the place is not maintained. Not impressed.

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