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Gantry Plaza State Park

4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
+1 718 7866385
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Watching the Manhattan Skyline is the most pleasing view to any New Yorker and this is probably the best view you can get in Queens. In the summer time, it's filled with Engagement shoots and Prom shoots. As well as joggers and people just tanning on the wooden lounge chairs. It's perfect.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is the place to go if you want a great picture of yourself in front of the manhattan skyline. There are a few very nice restaurants and definitely river watching to spare. Great for a little afternoon respite.

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Come to New York City's newest, "up and coming" neighborhood in Queens: Long Island City. It has the most stunning view of New York. It's one stop away from Grand Central on the 7 train. Great for picnics in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Great view of the East River, Empire State Building, UN building and Freedom Tower. Also fantastic... More

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New York City, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I have lived in nyc for over 16 years and every few days later I go down to the park. Being an amateur photographer I cannot wish for a better place to get the skyline of the famous city. I have been many place in new york and other cities such as Dallas, Los Angeles, San Franciso and few places... More

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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is definitely a "must visit" location (among many) if you are visiting NYC. This park, located along the Long Island City Queens waterfront, is graced by some of the best views of the NYC skyline. It makes for a great place to stroll or bike ride along the river near some of the newest real estate developments in the... More

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

http://youtu.be/uL2JKe1rQBo There's always something going on at The Gantry… an impromptu wedding, a jazz festival, picnics, kids running& playing in the state of the art playgrounds, people fishing, lover's embracing, dogs walking, kids playing, lots of dancing, and people lounging on one of the oversized custom benches on & off the many piers. And we want to say, Watching the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This park and its piers are some of the best things about Long Island City. Dogs are only allowed on one pier and for a few hours morning and evening, so leave fido at home or look for signs.

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Oulu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Wonderful views to Midtown. We took the East River Ferry across the river: it was nice and fast. After visiting the park, we continued with the ferry to Brooklyn bridge.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Thanking everyone for their generous raves about Gantry Plaza, is there anyone who knows anything about parking? I lived 1 mile from Manhattan (into Jersey) and worked in Manhattan for 8 years. Getting there, where to park is as important as the site you want to visit. IF you can't get there, you will never see it.

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Lorain, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a terrific (and seemingly safe) place to get an awesome view of Manhattan. We visited at dusk and enjoyed the view in this almost serene setting. Seems the only sound was the buzz of the enormous vintage neon Pepsi sign along the walkway.

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