nyc. queens. long island city. gantry plaza state park.

“Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12-acre riverside oasis that boasts spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the park’s four piers or through the park’s manicured gardens and unique mist fountain. Along the way take a moment to admire the rugged beauty of the park’s centerpieces – restored gantries. These industrial monuments were once used to load and unload rail car floats and barges; today they are striking reminders of our waterfront’s past. With the city skyline as a backdrop and the gantries as a stage, the park’s plaza is a wonderful place to enjoy a spring or summer concert. Recreational facilities include basketball courts, playgrounds, handball courts, and a fishing pier with its own cleaning table…”  source

[all pics were taken on my first  – but definitely not last – visit to gantry plaza state park in march 2012. i haven’t seen much of queens yet, despite the unisphere in flushing meadows corona park and 5pointz (which is in walking distance from this park), but whatever i’ve seen so far i really liked. makes me wanna explore more of queens next time i’m in the city.]

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