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Gantry Plaza State Park

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Address: 4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
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Great views of Manhattan, playgrounds, dog walk, public restrooms

This is a great place to get outdoors. It's right on the East River, the East Side Ferry leaves from the south end of the park, food is available, the public restrooms are clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to get outdoors. It's right on the East River, the East Side Ferry leaves from the south end of the park, food is available, the public restrooms are clean even though it's a high foot-traffic area, and the river breezes can be cooling on a hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

likely one of the newest parks in NY and easily some of the best views of the skyline (if not the best). similar aesthetic to the high line park with a steady mix of locals that bring a lot of flavor to the area. and there's almost always something happening at the southern ending near LIC Landing be it a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I first went to Gantry Park to beat the stifling humid heat of August in NYC. It was awesome with the cool breezes off of the East River. There are playground, lawns, relaxing benches with the lulling sound of the water, ice cream stands. Worth a visit if you are in Long Island City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Gantry State Park and the Hunter's Point South Park next to it are relatively new "urban parks" similar to the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The difference between Gantry and the others, though, is that Gantry lacks the crowds and therefore is much more relaxing. The views of Manhattan are beautiful and there are benches and chairs to sit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I spent the day in Long Island City and of course had to visit their beautiful park. The day wasn't that sunny out but there was still a nice crowd of people enjoying the park. They have a nice closed off park for the children to play. There are tons of seating to chill, eat or sit by the water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a beautiful park to walk along or just to sit and watch the sunset over the best view of Manhatten. There is also the East River Ferry which is a great way to cross the river into Manhatten

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Best view of the Manhattan skyline at night that I could see. Beautiful boardwalk down to the Pepsi Cola sign, well maintained and pleasure to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A little piece of heaven in an industrial area. Very peaceful and serene. Loved the pepsi sign and the gantry history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

this park has incredible unobstructed views of Manhattan the park runs along the East river . There are plenty of seats and sun chairs in this so peaceful place, along with 4 piers and my favorite 4 old restored gantries which is a reminder of the past history. A walk past these will bring you to the old pepsi cola... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Gantry Park is a wonderful park that embraces the breathtaking views of Manhattan, while enhancing the beauty of Long Island City. The park runs along the east river and the landscape changes as you stroll through the park, the only constant is the river and the Manhattan skyline. There is the pier that juts out into the river, there are... More 

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