"Fantastic Manhattan Skyline Views" New York City Off The Beaten Path Tip by TexasDave

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Gantry Plaza State Park is an area of 12 acres on the waterfront in Queens that offers great views of most of the Manhattan skyline. Gantries are a type of lift or crane used in the 1920's to unload rail cars from barges. The area is basically a place to sit and enjoy the views. So far I haven't been able to go by at night time but that's my goal on a future trip.

The park has been used in many TV commercials and some movies.

This is a little off the average tourist's radar but not too difficult to get to, the nearest subway station is Vernon Blvd, Jackson Ave on the 7 line.

Website: http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/149/details.aspx

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  • Written Jun 26, 2011
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