Gantry Plaza State Park

Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City: Hours, Address, Gantry Plaza State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Gantry Plaza State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The area
Address
How to get there
  • Vernon Boulevard – Jackson Ave • 6 min walk
  • 21st St – Queensbridge • 9 min walk
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4.5
470 reviews
Excellent
359
Very good
104
Average
6
Poor
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Terrible
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John S
146 contributions
Great views and food trucks
Jun 2021
Hit it at sunset for great river walk. Lots of food trucks and restaurants. Or just hit CVS for snacks and have a picnic.
Written 6 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SJN1788
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
Fantastic Views of Midtown Manhattan, Worth the Visit to Long Island City
Jun 2021 • Solo
Park offers fantastic views of Midtown Manhattan that you simply cannot miss. The walking course takes about 45 minutes and follows the East River waterfront. The park also includes the famous Pepsi neon sign as well the Long Island Ferry dock sign. Its only one subway stop from Grand Central Station, very accessible for those staying in Manhattan. The views are worth a quick trip out to Long Island City.
Written 4 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ashley S
New York City, NY1 contribution
Unsafe! biker gangs & drugs
May 2021
I would recommend avoiding this place as motor bike gangs roam around freely cursing and yelling at people who just minding their own business. I notice this few times and it happened both during the day and in the evenings. The cursing involve calling names, racial slurs (to mainly Asians who are mostly the demographic in this area) and random acts of violence. There is also heavy use of drugs going on next to Pepsi Cola & ferry stop. This was shocking to me as this park suppose to be better kept since its right behind a luxury condos.

There is no way to complain about these issues and obviously whoever is responsible of maintaining peace is not interested in anyway.
Written 19 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

seanworc
New York City, NY623 contributions
Great Views of Manhattan Skyline
Apr 2021
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 skyline. Multi-purposes: plenty of seats, a great new children's playground, and a wonderful places for a romantic stroll or a dog walk. Please check it out. Visitors can combine with a visit to the hip Greenpoint, Brooklyn neighborhood or to see the nearby MOMA PS 1 art museum. The iconic Pepsi sign is here.
Written 23 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephany M
4 contributions
My favorite park ever!
Feb 2021 • Friends
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 coming here for over two decades. The place has definitely transformed and it is better than ever. Must see!
Written 3 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Buffalo1223
3 contributions
Peaceful
Aug 2020 • Friends
An awesome place to just relax at sunset or with morning coffee on an adirondack chair. The peace and quiet is unmatched!
Written 7 August 2020
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STrumbull83
Brooklyn, NY14 contributions
We love going here
Jan 2020
This is a very manicured park with extraordinary views of midtown Manhattan. We love bringing our son to the nearby library and then going to the playgrounds nearby. Very picturesque, very clean, very fun.
Written 26 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Smita L
5 contributions
Rare trip to New York where I enjoyed Queens!
Dec 2019 • Family
I took my kids and my husband to gantry state park. We looked it up on mommy Poppins, and Read a great review. We thought it be different to see a park that wasn’t Central Park! We were staying in Queens, so it was easy to get there, the parking was $10, unbelievable, and my kids I love the park! I have two boys age 2 and four. Howeverkread a great review. We thought it be different to see a park that wasn’t central park! We were staying in Queens, so it was easy to get there, the parking was $10, unbelievable, and my kids love the park! I have two boys age 2 and 4. It was a lot of fun for many different ages, and the park faced the river and the Manhattan skyline! It was wonderful. It’s an award-winning part designed by a famous architect, and was well worth our time. We wish we had time to take the ferry from there, but will plan to do so the next trip.

I’m showing the Manhattan view from our lunchtime restaurant across the street from the park.
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kateryna
New York City, NY94 contributions
Great view of Manhattan
Sep 2019 • Family
The park has sport areas as well as the playground, everything is in great condition. Great place for the family outside time with options for snacks and beautiful views. Bring a picnic or book with you.
Written 8 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lucy B
7 contributions
Panoramic city view with a brand new public library and walking paths
Nov 2019
Sweeping view of Manhattan. Neighborhood favorite. Photographers delight. 2 dog parks, kids playground, comfortable lounging chairs and short walk to restaurants.
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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