Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City

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  • 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.
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  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • A nice place to relax and enjoy the nature . The building of New York City looks really beautiful at night. I went their with two of my friends, the weather was so charming and relaxing. A nice place to date as well. Seats available to seat and enjoy the beauty.
  • 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!
  • I love taking my kids here in the summer time. They love to run around in the field while I get a chance to relax by the water. It's a really good place for families.
  • 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.
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