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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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Panoramic view of Manhattan

It's that strip by the river which seems to be gentrified in big scale. It's dotted now by high-rise, all glass apartment you can see in other mega world cities, seemingly still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It's that strip by the river which seems to be gentrified in big scale. It's dotted now by high-rise, all glass apartment you can see in other mega world cities, seemingly still half or very empty. It's pushing the hybrid architecture in the area such as the block where the Rockaway local brewery is. The gantry is that neatly designed... More 

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Elmira Heights, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is the place to watch the sunset over Manhattan. It also makes a great people watching spot too. If I lived in LIC, I could see my wife and I hanging out there once a week.

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Orange, California
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was my first time in this park and had a very nice stroll after having lunch at Blend. You get very nice views to the East side of Manhattan and upclose view to the vintage Pepsi Cola sign. Great photo opps... there were some people taking bridal and quinceanera pics. There's also cool lounge chairs and grassy areas to... More 

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Trinidad and Tobago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is simply such a pleasant place for relaxation. Parents relax, kids play at the small play park area. there is a basketball court. There are a number of boardwalks that protrude out into the river, each with seating accommodation. There are a few trees and pathways. the place seems always well kept. But most of all, the unfettered view... More 

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Bob G, Manager at Gantry Plaza State Park, responded to this review

TTTony, Thank you for visiting Gantry Plaza State Park. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and we strive to keep the Park clean and neat for our visitors. I would like to explain the photography rules for all. Any commercial activity, including photography, requires a permit in New York State Parks. Private photography, not being taken by a professional,... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This Small State Park runs for about a mile on the LIC side of the East River. Plenty of scenic views of the Manhattan skyline. There are plenty of places for families with children to stop and enjoy themselves. It is free and no dogs are allowed except Iin an enclosed area at Southern end of the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Nice park over looking the east river. Very clean, and that's where you can see the Long Island city gantries

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New York City, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to run, bike skate and get a view of the NYC skyline that is second to none! Bring your dog to the dog park or have coffee by the water. Places for kids to play and for adults to sit and enjoy the sunshine. Do not leave LIC without coming here. Watch the ferry cross the river, or... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is what a park should be: So much space, built in lounge chairs and benches, big field space, piers to walk out on, playgrounds for kids, and the best views of the city.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

go have a beer by the ferry, enjoy the dog park and watch them play king of the hill. Lots of restaurants and bars in the neighborhood on Vernon Blvd.

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NYC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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