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Gantry Plaza State Park

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not as good a view of manhattan as you might think

we went for a photo-op the sight was not as good as expected sightline across the river to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leo t
Away from the crowds

Gantry Plaza State Park is a lovely place for a walk along the river looking over to the Manhatten... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shelley C
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409 47th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101-5509
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went for a photo-op the sight was not as good as expected sightline across the river to manhattan not quite as good as expected the park itself is very nice, new well kept worth a stop if your in the area

Thank leo t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gantry Plaza State Park is a lovely place for a walk along the river looking over to the Manhatten skyline. Awesome views The ferries leave from here stopping at several places along the river. Fun for the kids with a couple of parks. There is...More

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a narrow park that runs between the apartment buildings of Long Island City and the East River. Great views of mid-town Manhattan skyline. Park offers entertainment, playgrounds, ball fields, food vendors, and more.

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Loved it! Came here on a cold, windy May day. The park reclaims a long section of formerly industrial waterfront on the East River in Queens. There are big lawns and many recreational piers, all with great views of the Manhattan skyline. They have preserved...More

Thank Erik L
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I love this park! The view of the Upper East side is the best, it is never super crowded, very peaceful

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We used to come here years ago before the high-rises went up. There was always plenty of places to park. Not any more. If you do happen to find a place to park, I can think of no better place to view the skyline of...More

Thank crimmper
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Beautiful, river front park on the East River. Great place for a walk and / or to catch the ferry to Manhattan,

Thank KathieMS
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Gantry Park is such a nice place to hang out with friends. There is a playing field to play sports on and a grassy area to relax. This is also such a great setting to film and take pictures of. The views of the Manhattan...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This park is well designed, with piers that place you on the river, and a park to the north side with grass and comfortable reclining benches. It's near the NYC Ferry station at Hunter's Point South, one of the best ways to enjoy the river,...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Nice clean park with great views of Manhattan. It also is where the huge and famous Pepsi Co sign is located. Not too far from a subway station. Worth a look.

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29 June 2017|
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Response from Guzel16 | Reviewed this property |
There are on the street parking for hourly ,or there is a parking lot on 46ave and center blvd .its not too expensive .
1 October 2016|
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Response from greenmtntrail | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know... It doesn't have gates or anything, but it may be posted to close at nite. People jog there though so, I would assume it opens very early.
Dolores T
7 June 2016|
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Response from Antoinette S | Reviewed this property |
Take the #7 subway right at the Bus station. Stay on three stops heading to Queens. Exit at Vernon-Jackson Station which is 50th St. Walk two blocks to the river. You will see the Empire State Building in front of you. Less... More