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There’s something magical about the New York City skyline. The towering skyscrapers, the shimmering lights, and the bustling city life that never sleeps create a one-of-a-kind vibe that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. And if you want to experience the best views of this iconic skyline, there’s no better place than Gantry Park in Long Island City
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Take that dream photo of you and your loved ones at the park with the beautiful skyline in the background. You will cherish it forever!
Take that special date to the park for a truly romantic evening under the ambiance of the New York moonlight and the backdrop of the alluring city lights
Watch the sun go down over the soaring skyline, painting an incredible picture of nature and urbanity in perfect New York harmony. It is New York’s best kept sunset secret.
Stroll aimlessly along the park’s esplanade, stand idly on its piers or rest comfortably in one of its special summertime hammocks.
Long Island City
Gantry Park is a waterfront oasis located in Long Island City, Queens. It’s a favorite among locals and tourists alike, thanks to its stunning views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline. The park covers over 12 acres, and it’s filled with green spaces, walkways, and benches where you can relax and take in the view.
But what makes Gantry Park truly special is its iconic gantries. These huge metal structures were once used to load and unload cargo from ships, but they’ve been repurposed as a unique piece of public art. The gantries offer a perfect frame for the Manhattan skyline, making for some of the most Instagram-worthy photos you’ll ever take.
An Unforgetable Experience
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to New York City or a seasoned traveler, there’s no better way to experience the magic of the skyline than from Gantry Park. Here are some of the things you can look forward to:
Unbeatable views: As we mentioned earlier, Gantry Park offers some of the best views of the New York City skyline. You’ll be able to see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center.
Peaceful surroundings: Despite being located in the heart of Queens, Gantry Park is surprisingly peaceful and quiet. You can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and recharge your batteries in a serene environment.
A unique perspective: When you’re standing on the Manhattan side of the East River, you’re looking up at the skyline. But from Gantry Park, you’ll be able to see the city from a different angle. It’s a truly unique perspective that you won’t find anywhere else.
What you see from LIC
Looking across the East River from Hunter’s Point South in Long Island City, New York, you cannot miss the regal rectangular building located on a spacious 18-acre site stretching from 42nd to 48th Street right along 1st Avenue in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. This complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952 with the oblong 39-story Secretariat as its visual centerpiece.
What people are saying about
Long Island City
"Long Island City has the best views of the New York City skyline, with the United Nations building at the heart of it.
– Anna Fritzsche
"I lived at Gantry Park for several years and the views never got tired. It's like viewing a painting with the incredible NY buildings from a different perspective with the weather making for a dynamic background of the city's incredible skyline. "
– Gary Pantin
"A part of my heart would always be in this park no matter where I live as my husband and I spent the early years of our marriage in this spectacular oasis in NYC."
– Anna Fritzsche
Things to do IN LONG ISLAND CITY
There are some really cool things to to at Gantry Park, from viewing the Manhattan skyline to enjoying many of the special events held in the park. Here is a list of some of the activities
- Viewing the Manhattan skyline
- Quiet time