Gantry Plaza State Park, Queens

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Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12-acre (4.9 ha) 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. The most prominent feature of the park is a collection of gantries with car float transfer bridges, which in turn were served by barges that carried freight railcars between Queens and Manhattan.

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  • Gantry State Park is located on the eastern edge of the East River in Long Island City, Queens. Easy access from the "train" or the water ferry from Manhattan. Great views of the Midtown Manhattan.....  more »
  • One of my favorite Piers and parks to take any kind of walk. Whether looking for a romantic place to take your loved one or a family member visiting from overseas, this place has it all! I have been.....  more »
  • The views are amazing! It feels as if you've left dirty, stinky New York City and entered some sort of dimension where everything is pristine and everyone is happy and in harmony. Unbelievable how your mood changes as soon as you see the skyline across the water. Bring the entire family! The playground and dog park are very cute, and the kids have a fountain to play in. Pack a towel and a change of clothes!
  • It has the most wonderful view of Manhattan. It's a great place for relaxing, and having a picnic. Great park for kids with a sand area. Super nice. Bathrooms are horrible though.

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