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Gantry Plaza State Park

4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
+1 718 7866385
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Even though the view is what draws people in, the park itself is worth the trip. There are many elements to this park, including walking paths and sidewalks along side the East River, benches and "lounge" chairs; fishing piers, playgrounds, gardens and the ferry launch. It's beautiful; an inventive use of the Riverside and the old gantries.

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Auburn, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Walked along the waterfront here on a recent trip to a LIC neighborhood. Even though it was November there were still a few roses hanging on. Saw ducks and squirrels. We watched boats on the river. A nice quiet place in a busy city.

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great spot to see amazing views of manhattan. Nice place to just take a walk and relax. Parking in the area is very difficult.

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San Francisco, California
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is where to go for a gorgeous view of Manhatten across the East River you can see all the sites like the Chrysler Buliding , the UN and the Empire State building all for free. They also have wonderful lounge chairs where you can soak up the sun and in the summer time free concerts at the gantries.

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New York
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34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I went to the park today for the very first time .We found it to be a very interesting park with beautiful views on Manhattan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

...across the water to Manhattan. I bet this would be a lovely spot in the Summer. Nice areas to sit and enjoy the view. If you're into chess, take some pieces and have a game on the boards there.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nice place to take a walk and enjoy the beautiful views of Roosevelt Island and Manhattan. Love the enormous old Pepsi Cola sign!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It s igood place to walk at the riverside. You will see manhatan from the other side of East river. Évery day i walk there

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Staten Island, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great view of the city, especially "Manhattan-henge"...looks right down 42nd st. Parking is tough, so take public transportation if you can.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great night view. You can look the remarkable New York skyline across the East River. This is also a nice place for jogging. The you are expected to spend lots of time for finding a parking spot if you drive there.

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