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Gantry Plaza State Park
Type: City, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Food & Wine, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Parks, Performing Arts, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here
Travel five minutes by cab or one stop on the subway for a completely unobstructed view of the world-famous Manhattan skyline. Gantry Plaza State Park is built over yet another intriguing industrial... Read More
Travel five minutes by cab or one stop on the subway for a completely unobstructed view of the world-famous Manhattan skyline. Gantry Plaza State Park is built over yet another intriguing industrial relic of New York City's history, dating back to 1925, when gantries were constructed in Long Island city to serve Long Island. At that time they were used to load and unload rail car floats that operated via Long Island Rail Road tracks. Built in stages to accommodate residential space, it has been transformed into an oasis for families, a dramatic stage for concerts with the city skyline as the backdrop with sports fields and piers for light dining or more formal options nearby. Within walking distance of MOMA's PS1 Museum, quick cab ride to Isamu Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park and the Museum of the Moving Image. Trains 7/Vernon Boulevard
- Daily 6am-10pm
- Parks: "Astoria and Long Island City now count upwards of 30 reasonably priced hotels so it could make sense to call this side of the East River your home in NYC."
- Best for Parks Because: A burgeoning community with great dining options: like Maiella directly under the iconic Pepsi sign, or casual, Tournesol, Manducati's Rustica, and Cyclo for casual Vietnamese.