Gantry Plaza State Park

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Gantry Plaza State Park
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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.

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Venue name: Gantry Plaza State Park
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Address: 4-09 47th Rd
Queens
11101
Cross street: at Center Blvd
Transport: Subway: 7 to Vernon Blvd–Jackson Ave
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tastemaker

What a gem! I didn't know you could get so close to the Pepsi sign, but you can from this park! And its awesome! The views are magnificent. Its a bit of a hike from the train, but once you get here you're in a nice serene oasis. The Gantry's themselves are also quite a site to behold, these big black behemoths stick out like a really cool sore thumb! Also if you keep walking there are lots of places to sit, eat and see interesting art installations. Definitely worth the trip! 

tastemaker

Beautiful park with excellent views of the city. Best time to go to the park is at sunset or at night. I came here to watch the fireworks and it was amazing. You can grab a drink, coffe, or a snack in the park. Also a great date spot.