Gantry Plaza State Park

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Photograph: Beth Levendis
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Besides the spectacular views of Manhattan and the East River, this 12-acre Long Island City spot boasts an interesting piece of history. The manicured waterfront stretch is built around restored gantries, which were formerly used for loading and unloading barges. Families can also check out basketball courts and fishing pier.
Venue name: Gantry Plaza State Park
Address: 4-09 47th Rd

Cross street: at Center Blvd
Transport: Subway: 7 to Vernon Blvd–Jackson Ave
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