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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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windsor
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36 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had been looking forward to seeing lots of outdoor sculptures in a beautiful setting, but unfortunately was very disappointed. Although the park is free to enter and there are some nice views across to Manhattan, the grass was dry and scruffy and there was only one sculpture, nowhere to sit in any shade, and no places to buy a drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

First of all, this is a free park. It's got a bunch of scupltures made by local residents, that are even sometimes interactive. The projects change every 3-6 months or so, so there is always new things going on. Saturday from 8am-4pm there is a farmer's market, and I believe on the weekend mornings there is free yoga as well.... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone Number: 718-956-1819
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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