Gantry Plaza State Park


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Gantry Plaza State Park


Location:Along the East River at 50th Avenue, in front of the City Lights Building, Queens.
Facilities:Picnic tables, playground, fishing pier with cleaning table, basketball and handball courts.
Activities:Fishing, picnicking.
Special Features:Park includes four restored piers, gardens, mist fountain, restored gantries, and a spectacular view of the midtown Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Park's location is also a good spot for viewing Macy's Fourth of July fireworks displays.
Address:50-50 2nd St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone:718-786-6385
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=86
Size: 2.5 acres.

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