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Gantry Plaza State Park

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409 47th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101-5509
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All reviews manhattan skyline east river pepsi cola lounge chairs vernon jackson enjoy the view soccer field ferry terminal awesome views watch the world this place is amazing hanging out high rise queensborough bridge few blocks water front play area
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for those strolling, jogging, skating anything day. I am sure it is very busy during those hot NYC months. NYC skyline is just awesome.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ExpatinBogota
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Was caring for my grand dog that week and we walked every day. Very pretty area, safe and clean with a continuous view of the Manhattan skyline.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sheryl341
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Great viewing Platform for 4th July fireworks ! Forget about public transport on this evening due to the sheer amount of people. Expect to walk but well worth it !

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie s
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I have been lucky enough to have this park on my doorstep. I lived in LIC for all of 2017, and I was back there in April this year for a visit. Since I have been there, they have opened up a new section of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank dansworld000
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Don't miss this park and set of piers. Lounge chairs, lawns, and a beautiful waterfront make this the best place for relaxation and photos in NYC.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 12 October 2018

….YOU COULD GET A BIG SURPRISE. A mixture of the expected and unexpected confronted me when I arrived at this LONG ISLAND CITY park on the EAST RIVER bank - recommended as a good place to view the MANHATTAN SKYLINE** by the informative “Nearby Attractions”...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank blackeldo
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great space on the water front to relax and watch the world go by. Very diverse area with performers, music, food etc with stunning views up and down the East River and the manhattan sky line.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thomasedwards9
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We hung out at this park and enjoyed the skyline and scenery. Lots of dogs, kids, and people enjoying the sunshine. The ferry stops here gave us a very scenic ride over to Brooklyn. Would recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank klvoigt
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank leo t
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.
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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