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Pepsi Cola Sign, Queens

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Pepsi-Cola sign is a neon sign at Gantry Plaza State Park in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens in New York City. The sign, visible from Manhattan and the East River, was built in 1940 and originally installed atop PepsiCo (previously Pepsi-Cola)'s bottling factory nearby. It is composed of a 50-foot (15 m) depiction of a Pepsi bottle, as well as lettering that reflected PepsiCo's logo when the sign was commissioned.

The Pepsi-Cola sign was likely manufactured by the General Outdoor Advertising Company and was New York state's longest electric sign when completed. The bottle depiction was replaced in the 1970s, and Artkraft Strauss Sign Corporation rebuilt the rundown sign in 1993. When the Pepsi facility was closed in 2003, the sign was relocated to the park. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission began holding hearings on whether to make the sign a city landmark in 1988, though it was not designated as such until 2016.

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  • This isn’t something I would come all the way to Queens for on it’s own, but it’s definitely neat to see and good for a photo opportunity. It’s also part of a nicely kept park with benches, where...  more »
  • This is a nice place to kill time and see Manhattan from another angle, sort of outside looking in. It is quiet-is and peaceful especially at night.  more »

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