Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12acre state park on the East River in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, in the New York City borough of Queens. The park is located in a former dockyard and manufacturing district, and includes remnants of facilities from the area's past.HistoryThe southern portion of the park is a former dock facility and includes restored "contained apron" transfer bridges of the James B. French patent. These were built in 1925 to load and unload rail car floats that served industries on Long Island via the Long Island Rail Road tracks that used to run along 48th Avenue (now part of Hunter's Point Park). The northern portion of Gantry Plaza State Park was part of a former Pepsi bottling plant.Constructed in 1936 by Artkraft Strauss, the 120ft long and 60ft high neon Pepsi-Cola sign was located on top of the bottling plant before it was preserved and moved into a permanent location within the park in 2009.The park first opened in May 1998 and was expanded in July 2009. The park is being developed in stages by the Queens West Development Corporation. The original section of Gantry Plaza State Park was designed by Thomas Balsley with Lee Weintraub, both New York City landscape architects, and Richard Sullivan, an architect. Stage 2, the new 6acre section of the park, was designed by New York City landscape architecture firm Abel Bainnson Butz and the first phase of Stage 2 opened to the public in July 2009. When complete, Gantry Plaza State Park is expected to total 40acre in size.Put Gantry Plaza State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Long Island City travel planner.
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イーストリバーの対岸にマンハッタンのビル群の風景を楽しめる場所です。それだけではなく、昔にイーストリバーの水運に使われていたガントリークレーンも残されています。まあ昔のものなんでそれほど巨大ではありませんが、ガントリークレーンの下まで行けるのは面白かったです。 more »Located on the opposite bank of the East River views of the buildings of Manhattan. Gantry crane river water was used in old times, as it is not obsolete. Well past what is interesting is not what it very big, too far under the gantry crane.
I’ve visited this park several times in all seasons as it is close by to my son’s apartment. I never tire of the view, one of the best views of the Manhattan skyline. It’s a great place to run, take c... more »
I enjoy passing this park on my way home and it is especially enjoyable during the warmer months. There are usually community events and activities for all ages! more »
Great date spot or hang out spot on a nice warm night. This place is right by the East River and you get an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline that will take your breath away. The park in the daytime is great too with two areas for big and small dogs. Also, there is a playground for kids that is renovated and new. They do a great job of keeping the park clean. The piers are great for taking pictures and getting closer to the water. Some of the piers allow fishing.
This is it. This is everything I wanted from NY, and it's just a short walk from a subway stop. Amazing views. Cool wooden lounge chairs in addition to regular benches. Quiet. Nearly empty on a sunny Friday afternoon. There was even some chess set up. But seriously, the views. This is the spot for a great panorama of Manhattan without any tourists in the way!
This is a great place to visit, especially in the summer. This is because they have two playgrounds that younger kids will enjoy most. One has a sprinkler area right next to it that only turns on when it’s warm. There are seats you can sit in or lay back in. There is a nice view of the East River, the bridge, and Manhattan.
A really great park. In the summer they have a lot of free concerts. Week nights they have dancing classes. You can also take the ferry from here. There is a sand box next to the bathrooms. There is a bar with a large beer selection. The seating area is facing the water, and has a great view of the city, especially at night. There isn a really trendy crowd here. Great for all ages.
This is a wonderful place to be at especially after sunset. The view of Manhattan looks so gorgeous from here and the area itself is very nice. You could spend some quality time wuth your loved one or sit with your camera and get that awesome night shot of Manhattan or just simply sit there alone to enjoy the riverside tranquility. There are benches on the piers too. For people visiting NY, it's a must-go place.
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