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Gantry Plaza State Park

4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
+1 718 7866385
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Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our son and family live in a high-rise directly across the street, and we cannot be more complimentary about this oasis. They bring their children daily to play in several very nice areas including a soccer field with astro turf, a water park (sprinklers), playground equipment, lovely landscaping, piers with seating, neighborhood feel, periodic musical events. Friendly people. Place is... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Me and a friend came upon this randomly while walking in LIC...it was beautiful. I went back a few weeks later and at night it was even more breathtaking. Hoping to head back over soon.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited the park closer to sunset time and we were not disappointed. Even though it was a very hot summer afternoon there was plenty of space for everyone walking around without ever feeling crowded. We had a wonderful time.

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Minneapolis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

To give it a bad reviews to keep it a secret. Great seating, excellent view. Hit the LIC Flea if you are there in a Saturday.

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Jamaica, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the best kept secret in Queens. Come here and have a picnic on the grass as you gaze at the one of the worlds most popular skylines that will appear as if you can reach out and touch it. You cannot get this view from Manhattan. Make sure to bring a camera because you'll be clicking away at... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in New York City. The city has done a great job of refurbishing it, and it's never too crowded.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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81 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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