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Gantry Plaza State Park

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Address: 409 47th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101-5509
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Off the beaten path

I was here on a somewhat cold February morning, so there were not many visitors besides the occasional runner or parents pushing strollers, so I can't say what it would be like in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here on a somewhat cold February morning, so there were not many visitors besides the occasional runner or parents pushing strollers, so I can't say what it would be like in the summer, but I imagine it would be even better. The views of the skyline are spectacular, and of the bridge as well. When I was atop... More 

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Thank Trisha E
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park has something for everyone! Playgrounds, chess tables, lounging chairs, benches... and the BEST VIEWS OF NYC! I love walking the paths, kids go sledding there when it snows, just a good place if you want peace and views that go for miles

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love taking a stroll here. Very peaceful almost never crowded and a great alternative to seeing the NYC skyline.

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Floral Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park keeps growing we've been bringing visitors to NYC here for years! Now that the area has become gentrified, the park keeps getting better

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NIce place never crowed, you can take good pictures, seat and enjoy the quietness of the place. It is one of my favorite place in Queens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gantry State Park is the BEST place to get an awesome view of the New York skyline without stepping foot into Manhattan. Very clean, from what I remember has a little jungle gym type area for kids.Perfect place if you want to do a little picnic in the park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Many people come here to enjoy the beautiful Manhattan, particularly Midtown Manhattan, skyline and the famous Pepsi Cola huge sign. We are here several times to enjoy the scenery and sometimes, to bid farewell with friends leaving NYC soon. The state park has been well know for the Pepsi Cola sign and Long Island sign as well, although it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I walked to the park while staying in a nearby hotel. I loved it. Beautiful views. Really cute and romantic if your looking for that, and also great for kids to run around and play. I live in long Island so this would be a perfect mixture of city/suburban experience for my kids. The water and bridge views are awsome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

one of my fav places to take photos of the manhattan skyline... i always take my friends/family here when they visit because it's one of the nicest places to see the sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view of the skyline and some lovely restaurants and cafes to visit! A must for any tourist in New York!

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