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Fort Totten

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Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, NY 11359
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A treasured piece of history

If you’re looking for spectacular views of the bay, throg’s neck bridge etc, this is the place to... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
BlueRick
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Bayside, New York
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Beautiful views

We go to Fort Rotten several times a week to bike ride. It's so peaceful and the water views are... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Sheila S
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Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, NY 11359
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"historical society"
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"piece of history"
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"bike path"
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"wonderful history"
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"interesting place"
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"long island sound"
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"new york"
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"east river"
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"military base"
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"neck"
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"soccer"
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"pool"
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"park"
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for spectacular views of the bay, throg’s neck bridge etc, this is the place to go. The view at sunset has camera buffs all clicking away. There are walking paths, bathrooms, parking and a food truck. AND if you continue on into...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We go to Fort Rotten several times a week to bike ride. It's so peaceful and the water views are beautiful. Besides bike riding, people walk, run, roller blade, fish, kids play sports. There's a nice playground too. The only negative thing is that so...More

Thank Sheila S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoy walking around the grounds. FDNY train here. Historical society is here. Kids play soccer here. There is also a pool available in the summer. You can walk the fort which is fun.

Thank Margery O
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Every so often my brother and I take the bus from the Auburndale/Bayside area to Ft. Totten to stroll around this historic and interesting place. From there we are right near Little Neck Bay and follow the path along the Bay headed back towards the...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

the sun was shining my wife and i were both off and fancied a stroll went to fort totten and what a hidden paradise, great buildings with historic values manicured lawns great paths spent an entire afternoon just walking around

Thank Antonio F T
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Long very former military installation on bayside bay. A little curly looking place that still has the old time airs and is well kept

1  Thank Allan S
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Wonderful history laden place. Self guided tours every Sunday. The fort was built in the 1850s to protecr the East River and entrance to New York harbor.

Thank Gosling
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

New York has a set of historic forts built in the 19th century to guard the multiple naval entrances to the city. Most have been abandoned and allowed to decay. Fort Totten was built to guard the East River entrance from Long Island Sound; the...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

walking around the grounds is just beautiful. exploring the nooks and crannys of this old fort is well worth the visit

Thank debe c
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Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

You can walk or bike around Fort Totten, along the water front, or just sit at one of the benches stare at the beauty ofThrogs Neck bridge. A nice way to spend a few hours when the weather is nice.

Thank Alison C
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Rayshelle R
July 17, 2018|
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Response from BlueRick | Reviewed this property |
I have seen that kind of activity taking place where The soccer fields are...under the bridge. I haven’t seen it anywhere else
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Iman L
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Margery O | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
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poochiepalermo
August 17, 2017|
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Response from AsISeeThem | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen anyone BBQing in Fort Totten & I've never seen any BBQs located around the park while in there but I did find this phone number so that you can call and ask. Northeast Queens Administrators Office : (718... More
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