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Gantry Plaza State Park

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Address: 4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone Number: +1 718 7866385
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Spectacular Views!

Gorgeous views of the east-side Manhattan skyline here. Just walk out onto one of the piers that jut into the East River, and feast your eyes, day or night. Such fun to take in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous views of the east-side Manhattan skyline here. Just walk out onto one of the piers that jut into the East River, and feast your eyes, day or night. Such fun to take in the scene on the Queens side, too, as there is a park and in the warmer weather, lots of activity. Parking is a pain, which is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If walking to the Vernon Blvd Metro it´s worth a 10-15 min detour for the nice views of Manhattan and some good photo opportunities. Playground for the kids as well. Freezing cold in February though.

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Lidkoping, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great views over Manhattan. Perfect place for a picnic in the spring/summertime. Just a little walk from the subway

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 helpful votes 34 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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