Gantry Plaza State Park

Park and Scenic Lookout
Hunters Point, Queens
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    "beautiful views of the East River waterfront and Manhattan skyline."(4 Tips)
    Scot W.
    "The best view of Manhattan hands down."(3 Tips)
    Abby H.
    "Also, check out the awesome vintage pepsi cola sign!"(3 Tips)
    Dirk v.
    "Great spot for photos of the midtown skyline whether during the day"(2 Tips)
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  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le Rolland2 weeks ago
    Mind blowing view of the city! Such a lovely walk along the pier
  • Amro D.
    Amro Duhduh2 weeks ago
    The view here at night is breathtaking
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Trae F.
    Trae FNovember 4
    Oh the view!
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PurdonOctober 30
    Amazing views and tons of open space and seating. A great place to take a walk and watch the sun set over Manhatten.
  • Netsirk
    NetsirkAugust 21
    Been here 25+ times
    Best park in Queens.
  • David S.
    David SmithAugust 17
    The pepsi cola sign can be addictive for photographing
  • M L.
    M LooJuly 31
    Usually take the bike down here to ride the ferry over to manhattan
  • Maxwell F.
    Lovely and large park with great views and great places to sit around.
  • Joe
    JoeJune 5
    Amazing views with a dash of Queens
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas M.April 25
    The views!
  • Benche T.
    Benche TanApril 3
    Great park with a scenic views! You'll spot the empire state & chrysler bldg on the other side! And the famous huge cola signage!
  • Tim H.
    Tim HuberNovember 19, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Great views and terrific spot to picnic in the spring and summer!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CSeptember 25, 2016
    Beautiful views, great places to relax and walk around! Love this spot for a picnic!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MSeptember 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    No dogs allowed :-/ very confusing seeing as it's surrounded by dog parks.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SolorzanoSeptember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to hang out and enjoy the beautiful views!!
  • Christine T.
    Christine TranSeptember 10, 2016
    Family-friendly but few places to eat nearby unless you walk to the Vernon 7 stop.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanAugust 30, 2016
    Great views of Manhattan
  • Isuru J.
    Isuru JayaratnaAugust 2, 2016
    Great view, good seating, can ride bikes or walk dogs
  • Indy S.
    Indy SilJuly 9, 2016
    Amazing views
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackJuly 4, 2016
    Lack of toilets (go to the end of hunters point) makes it not a great place for a picnic.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 2, 2016
    July 26th: Lounge in the hammocks at Gantry State Park and gaze at a panoramic view of the New York skyline. Read more
  • Keith McDonald C.
    A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city !! Pray that it stays like this ..my first day down here for this summer 29th May 2016....listening to Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
  • Johnny T.
    Johnny TitoApril 24, 2016
    Beautiful views
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GallagherApril 11, 2016
    Riverside park
  • Sarmistha S.
    Sarmistha SahooMarch 16, 2016
    Best view of Manhattan hands down. A pleasure to live here and be able to view this everyday
  • jamesdkuhn
    jamesdkuhnJanuary 30, 2016
    This is one of the most beautiful view of entire city.It is awesome.
  • John D.
    John D'AmicoJanuary 23, 2016
    I love the view of the city especially at night and including the sunset.
  • Kari Y.
    Kari YJanuary 7, 2016
    Love the view and peacefulness here.
  • Neil M.
    Neil MathewDecember 18, 2015
    Beautiful view for entire city..awesome sunset.
  • Escape C.
    Escape CardonaDecember 17, 2015
    I have been visiting this park for the last 10 years. Watched it grow into a massive park. One of my favorite places in NYC.The view of the skyline is awesome. Note:gets crowded , hard to park.
  • Aayesha A.
    Aayesha AyubNovember 28, 2015
    best view of the skyline
  • Andrés L.
    Andrés LamadridOctober 30, 2015
    Grate place to be with a good book nice view
  • Juann R.
    Juann RivasOctober 14, 2015
    The people the scene
  • Juann R.
    Juann RivasOctober 14, 2015
    The view is amazing
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluSeptember 26, 2015
    You can volunteer here over the weekend to remove weeds, enjoy gorgeous views of Manhattan, watch birds shower in pools of water, and learn about the history of railroads in New York.
  • Jasmin D.
    Jasmin DanielSeptember 17, 2015
    Love this place try to go a few times a month beautiful view
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangAugust 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of my best memories and photos were taken in Gantry Park. Check out the playground or lay down for a nap. Make your own memories! <3 Gambit.
  • Ming J.
    Ming JengAugust 1, 2015
    Beautiful views and great playgrounds
  • 陳雄暉 弟.
    陳雄暉 弟兄July 30, 2015
    Inoperable gantries frame the clean and tidy, well managed grounds -- less crowded during evenings -- displaying pano-romantic views of midtown Manhattan.
  • Alice C.
    Alice CookJuly 27, 2015
    Enjoy the sun!
  • WeTeamAwesome C.
    WeTeamAwesome CorpJuly 25, 2015
    Beautiful fresh smell & view :)
  • Guillo ..
    Guillo ...July 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The views.
  • Heejung K.
    Heejung KimJuly 14, 2015
    Best view of manhattan. The winner.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Gorgeous park. I love chilling out here. One of the best waterfronts in NYC.
  • Izabelli S.
    Izabelli SelmaJuly 7, 2015
    Favorite park💕
  • Randall H.
    Randall HuntMay 31, 2015
    The market at the north end of the park is open every weekend from 9 to 6. Grab a meal to go and walk south to the ferry to get back to Manhattan.
  • Erica S.
    Erica SMay 25, 2015
    Best views in queens
  • Bee W.
    Bee WilliamsMay 8, 2015
    Great place to space out
  • Senencito
    SenencitoApril 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A taste of heaven, my favorite park for sunset
  • Jason
    JasonApril 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best dog park in NYC
  • Penelope K.
    Penelope KokkinidesApril 2, 2015
    What a view! My favorite park in the world. Love it -- spring, winter, summer fall. But ESPECIALLY spring.
  • Parks & Trails N.
    Gantry Plaza State Park is a participant in Parks & Trails New York's I Love My Park Day! Find more information by visiting www.ptny.org. Read more
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorFebruary 16, 2015
    Enjoy the amazing view of Midtown Manhattan and the Queensboro Bridge.
  • Roger L.
    Roger LuJanuary 12, 2015
    Awesome view of the city.
  • Angelica Y.
    Angelica YoungDecember 2, 2014
    Great place to take a nice stroll with a date during the morning or evening - gorgeous views of the city and the Pepsi sign of course
  • Venera V.
    Venera VarbanovaNovember 15, 2014
    One of the best views of Manhattan are seen from here!
  • Lars T.
    Lars TrieloffNovember 4, 2014
    Come here at night and take photos.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing waterfront sunset views of the city ❤.
  • [Princess]
    [Princess]September 29, 2014
    This park is a winner. Absolutely gorgeous view of the city skyline. Just an outstanding and lovely place to be. You will be in awe and amazed.
    Upvoted Oct 13
  • Larry K.
    Larry KangSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy birthday Sam!
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 22, 2014
    Great views of Manhattan across the East river. The Pepsi cola sign is a must see
  • Vicki R.
    Vicki RainesAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get married here, we did!
  • Brittany G.
    Brittany GoodwynAugust 16, 2014
    Best spot in Long Island City. It has a spectacular view of the city.
  • Abad M.
    Abad MianAugust 10, 2014
    Views from the gantries is amazing. Nice cafe on the south end, LIC Landing, if you need a quick drink. Flea market on the northeast end of the park on summer Saturdays. Very clean and modern park.
    Upvoted Oct 13
  • Erica S.
    Erica SklarAugust 9, 2014
    Best Park in the city. Playgrounds, dog runs, coffee, wine, beer and snacks, great views and my favorite, the water misters
  • Scott S.
    Scott SklarAugust 9, 2014
    No question this is the best Park I NYC. Tourists should come for the best photos of the city. Locals, you know what's up already!
  • Senencito
    SenencitoAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Gorgeous place to be, great views and a wonderful vibe
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJuly 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Catch the eight-story Pepsi-Cola neon sign at the northern end of the park. Formerly on the rooftop of its bottling plant, now a familiar sight from the Upper East Side.
  • TenantKing.com
    TenantKing.comJune 20, 2014
    It can get really hot out here during the summer, so after having taken a nice walk, you should check out Ice & Vice for some ice cream. It's only 0.2 miles away!
  • Venera V.
    Venera VarbanovaJune 3, 2014
    Amazing views of midtown...
  • Compass
    CompassMay 15, 2014
    Free outdoor concerts, playgrounds and mini sprinkler parks, and beautiful views of the East River waterfront and Manhattan skyline.
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportMay 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here after 8 for some peace and quiet and listen to the constant hum of the city.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 21, 2014
    On the banks of the East River, this park is a the ideal spot to view Manhattan's skyline and to take a walk or jog with a friend.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KellerApril 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of 8 parks in NYC where you can smoke a cigar in peace without getting ticketed
  • Najia H.
    Najia HamidApril 3, 2014
    When the weather is gorgeous, great place to chill
  • Victor L.
    Victor LoPierreMarch 16, 2014
    Great park for kids
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 6, 2013
    Home to the famous Pepsi-Cola sign, this park as unbeatable views of Manhattan. When you want to take a romantic walk with your significant other, this is the place to do it.
  • Dirk v.
    Dirk von DiringshofenNovember 5, 2013
    Great spot for photos of the midtown skyline whether during the day, sunset or at night - and just a quick 5 min. ferry rise from 34th street!
  • Jillian J.
    Jillian JacksonOctober 29, 2013
    Just stand quietly at the end of the pier for a while. Just consider for a moment where you are. You are standing on history.you are gazing at a century of constant motion.
  • cynthia w.
    cynthia wangOctober 6, 2013
    Beautiful view of the city. Particularly gorgeous on a late, foggy, misty fall night.
  • Azer Y.
    Azer Yesil EmreAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best view of Manhattan.
  • Shawn W.
    Shawn WyattAugust 17, 2013
    I love this place
  • Gee Z.
    Gee ZengJuly 8, 2013
    Pepsiiiiii colaaaaaa
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsJune 29, 2013
    Great place for viewing sunsets...
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MeehanJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Gantry State Park is situated on the East River and has some of the most beautiful views of Manhattan you will find anywhere in New York's outer boroughs.
  • Gwendolyn N.
    Gwendolyn NitzMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Come for the views, stay for the neighborhood dogs.
  • Ericka C.
    Ericka CFebruary 3, 2013
    Great for little kids with a rubber floor, lots of activities, and a great view of Manhattan. No swings though.
  • Justin I.
    Justin IgnacioJanuary 14, 2013
    Bringing my camera next time. Hands down the most beautiful spot in NY.
  • Queens Library
    Queens LibrarySeptember 21, 2012
    Pop-up library coming here 9/22/12 @ 10am-3pm http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151150911814485.465327.9126734484&type=1 Admission is free.
  • Caroline R.
    Caroline RabeloSeptember 4, 2012
    My very favoritest park in all of NY!!'
  • Dan L.
    Dan LamAugust 28, 2012
    Bring a camera and some sun block. Very picturesque and very little shading.
  • Dana O.
    Dana OMalleyAugust 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best view of Manhattan anywhere. Gorgeous area all-around. Love. :)
  • Noel M.
    Noel MJune 25, 2012
    best view of manhattan. very clean. bring some lunch and have a picnic while watching the sunset over manhattan
  • Austin
    AustinJune 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Rumor has it the northern portion of the park (from the Pepsi-Cola sign and up) will be opening on or around the 4th of July 2012...
  • Richard L.
    Richard LowryMay 1, 2012
    Gantry State Park was constructed in 1994-98, around gantriest that were used to transfer freight cars off of barges carrying them to Long Island from railway termini in New Jersey.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LowryMay 1, 2012
    Former Railroad Barge Depot
  • Desmond M.
    Desmond MorrisApril 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My dogs favorite place in the world!
  • David H.
    David HsuJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best riverside view of Midtown NYC.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestJanuary 25, 2012
    Right on the shoreline of Western Queens, the park features wooden chaise lounges, reclined chairs, a playground for children and a growing grassy area for summer barbecues and laying out in the sun. Read more
  • M. Silver Associates
    M. Silver AssociatesJanuary 11, 2012
    We are loving this relaxing spot - best view of Manhattan too!
  • jenne .
    jenne 💜December 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing views of NYC's skyline, plenty of places to sit & relax, but also plenty of places to explore! Overall wonderful park.
  • Danira C.
    Danira CrespoOctober 11, 2011
    ..... just watch the sun go down....
  • Agatha V.
    Agatha ViernesOctober 9, 2011
    No doubt spectacular views but the green space and piers are not doggie friendly :-(
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PeryerOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm going to go ahead an call it: Best Park in New York City.
  • Scot W.
    Scot WSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Been my back yard for over 7 years. The best view of Manhattan hands down. Have fun!
  • Paul K.
    Paul KerSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your camera and tripod!
  • Hanna S.
    Hanna SongSeptember 5, 2011
    Nice city view and graceful place. Read more
  • Amanda
    AmandaSeptember 1, 2011
    Don't fall in the water!
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia DrescherAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Free open-air movies in the park on Friday nights in summer (assuming the weather is right)
  • Abby H.
    Abby H.July 28, 2011
    This park is directly across the river from the midtown skyline and has probably the best park views in ny city. Also, check out the awesome vintage pepsi cola sign!
  • Lana C.
    Lana ChanJuly 25, 2011
    They have hammocks here
  • Julie C.
    Julie CollazoJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best sunset in Queens!
  • Kat C.
    Kat CasJuly 16, 2011
    Great place to walk w your loved one after dinner. Awesome view
  • Pete K.
    Pete KearneyJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Kimchi Taco truck is killing it every Sunday.
  • Kris N.
    Kris NikiJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A great place to kill time when you're fighting with your live-in significant other.
  • Geff H.
    Geff HerreraJanuary 2, 2011
    Good spot for dates... Also try RiverView Restaurant
  • EHerbz
    EHerbzAugust 31, 2010
    Best view in entire city. Amazing sunsets, puts NYC in perspective.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartAugust 16, 2010
    Perfect views and plenty of secluded nooks to get a bit of "privacy."
  • Mm M.
    Mm MmJuly 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Live performances through the summer on Tuesdays @ 7pm
  • Arian
    ArianMay 28, 2010
    The best way to view Manhattan is at Long Island City's Gantry Plaza State Park. It's a great date spot. Read more
  • Erica L.
    Erica LMay 8, 2010
    Great picnic spot without having to go into the city. Amazing waterfront view!
  • Sal M.
    Sal MariMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best view of Manhattan hands down. A pleasure to live here and be able to view this everyday.
  • Sepp W.
    Sepp WurmMay 16, 2016
    Top Aussicht auf Manhattan, besonders bei Dämmerung ein Muss für jeden Besucher in Long Island City
  • Gabriela L.
    Gabriela LimonSeptember 12, 2015
    😍❤️®💋🇺🇸💪🏻®🎶
  • Nené I.
    Nené IturenDecember 9, 2014
    Buen sitio para el sunset
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