Gantry Plaza State Park

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Gantry Plaza State Park is definitely one of the least known viewpoints of the city.

Located in the Queens neighborhood, across the East River, the pier of this park offers incredible sunset views over Midtown Manhattan, especially the United Nations building, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.

It is highly recommended to go to the park especially at sunset, see how the sun sets behind Manhattan and ink the orange colored sky and New York skyscrapers of a reddish hue produces a beautiful print and is an experience that one does not forget easily.

History of Gantry Plaza State Park

Opened in 1998, Gantry Plaza State Park sits on the old Queens docks and a Pepsi factory, which was demolished. Apart from the spectacular views that are obtained from Midtown Manhattan, especially the Chrysler building and the UN, the most famous icons of this park are the loading / unloading cranes, which were duly restored, and the Pepsi sign of 37x18 meters It is located in the northern part of the park, which dates from 1936 and was located on the roof of the factory that was demolished.

Park information

The park, after three phases, it has an approximate size of 16 hectares, which was what occupied the factory and the old docks that were restored. Several luxury skyscrapers with stunning views of Manhattan have been built nearby.

Sunset watching New York from Gantry Plaza State Park
Sunset watching New York from Gantry Plaza State Park

Opening times

The park is located Open every day from 8 in the morning to 10 at night.

How to get to Gantry Plaza State Park?

To get to this viewpoint, We will take the subway number 7 (violet) in Grand Central Station towards Queens and we will get off at the next stop, Vernon-Jackson Avenue station. We walk towards the river along the 48th avenue and the park is next to the river, with some jetties that allow us to enter it slightly.

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