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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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Amazing views in peaceful surroundings. In a really trendy part of Long Island. Was one of our highlights visiting NYC.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Blackburn, England.
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Blackburn, England.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing views in peaceful surroundings. In a really trendy part of Long Island. Was one of our highlights visiting NYC.

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a gorgeous view of Manhattan and the price is zero! Wow . Even has reclining lounge chairs. the walks are brand new and they are putting in a public library all new and shiny.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This park is lovely and is great for all ages. There are walkways along the East River, playground areas for children, benches to rest on, and a small cafe to grab a quick bite. It's an intimate park that invites you to take a deep breath and relax while enjoying the incomparable view of Manhattan just across the way. Passenger... More 

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Pescara, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This park is not so well known, but it should not. It is an intimate park, due to small dimension but offer both a wide area where having a rest (both on benches and on grass) and especially a fabulous view of Manhattan skyline from Freedom Tower to Queensboro Bridge, passing through Empire State Building, UN Building and Chrysler Building.... More 

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went for a walk through Gantry Plaza State Park. It's very well kept and gives you a nice view of the Pepsi Cola sign (put there because the CEO of Coca Cola could see it through his living room window). But the main attraction is the great view you have at Manhattan, across the East River. It's also a... More 

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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Very pleasant to walk along the East River and view Manhattan. Clean, benches in the shade which provided nice sun protection. Lots of people out enjoying the day

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New York City
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What a treat to have witnessed the seemingly overnight creation of this fantastic waterfront park in Long Island City. The mile plus path meanders along the East River affording just spectacular views of Manhattan. Many seating options abound, including that very heavy smooth Adirondack chair and lounge that is featured on the High Line. Several finger piers jut out into... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great Park with views of Manhattan. Visited at sunset and it was just stunning. Very clean, very safe to walk around at night. Short walk back to the main street and restaurants/subway.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Additional Information about Gantry Plaza State Park

Address: Address: 4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone Number: +1 718 7866385
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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