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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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This park is fortunately still a secret for those who are seeking tranquility and relaxation in NYC. Not as crowded as other parks with a lawn and some trees as well as enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is fortunately still a secret for those who are seeking tranquility and relaxation in NYC. Not as crowded as other parks with a lawn and some trees as well as enough options to sit down occasionally. Stunning views of Midtown Manhattan with the whole bunch of famous skyscrapers. Mostly recommended on a warm summer day or night.

Thank Sergeant H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best views of tne New York skyline, better than from New Jersey on the west. Photos are incredible. Families love it here. Several playgrounds. Great dog playground too. Basketball courts, quiet picnic tables, lounge chairs and benches. Very good restaurants in the neighborhood from family friendly budget to expensive, $$$. Snack bars at the ferry stop, offering lunch or supper... More 

Thank Marilyn L
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner reservations at Blend on the Water just further along the waterfront in the park and as we arrived a little earlier we walked up to one of the seating areas on the waterfront overlooking the river and the midtown skyline over on the Manhattan side. The early evening sun was just starting on its sunset journey and... More 

Thank shalovesny
Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has everything: dog park, children's activities, large grass area and a restaurant. Clean environment and walking trails everywhere.

Thank desertdiva5
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a good part of a day having a basket lunch with friends relaxing in this park. Great views, lots of different stuff going on. Clean bathrooms. Watch out for lewd hormone crazed teenagers making out everywhere. Besides that it's a great place to spend a day.

Thank noxiousburrito
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must if you are in Long Island City (LIC). This park is so underrated. One can get very good pictures from Manhattan as well as walk at your own pace while looking at the East River. It does not get any better than this. I would dream of having a place to walk like this in my... More 

Thank party2004pooper
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My folks were in town so we took them the other weekend. The park is beautiful and sits right on the East River overlooking Manhattan. It's very kid friendly so a plus if you have children. But it's well maintained and a great place to picnic if you don't want to go to the City.

Thank MacCastro
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking up to the riverfront in the amazing Gantry Park, you'll find a familiar view of the Manhattan skyline - Familiar because this exact vantage point has appeared in 100's of famous films and commercials. Ten years ago, this was a scraggly, muddy, trash-and-rebar-strewn stretch of East River wretchedness. Fast forward to today, and you'll find a brilliantly designed park... More 

Thank AlwaysFurther
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for taking in the Manhattan skyline, taking a stroll and enjoying the outdoors. There is something for everyone here. Love the Adirondack chairs, wooden chaise lounges and promenades for strolling. Take photos with the giant Pepsi Cola sign. Food and drink is available at COFFEED. Bathrooms nearby. There was a soccer field, sand, playground, and... More 

Thank Debra R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this park, with its Adirondack chairs, wooden chaise longues, and other seating facing the East River and Manhattan skyline. It's always tidy, and on weekends it's well-used by people lounging, rollerblading, and hanging out.

Thank Vidiot42

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