Ria

Hi.

I love coffee, live music, and exploring neighborhoods on weekends in New York.

Sweeping Views in Queens

Sweeping Views in Queens

Long-Island-City

One of the best places to see in New York City sits along the East River and is frequently overlooked in travel itineraries. 

Long-island-city-1

Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, Queens offers the best panoramic view of Midtown Manhattan and is a quiet retreat from the chaos of most New York tourist spots. 

Gantry-state-park

It's not as "hip" as Brooklyn is, but I won't be surprised to see this side of Queens boom into a more developed, popular neighborhood given the rising number of residential towers sprawling in the neighborhood.

 These restored float bridges were once used for transferring freight cars before their decline in the 1970s.

These restored float bridges were once used for transferring freight cars before their decline in the 1970s.

gantry-plaza-state-park
   Classic Queens .  This preserved Pepsi-Cola sign was originally constructed on top of a Pepsi bottling plant back in 1936 .

Classic Queens. This preserved Pepsi-Cola sign was originally constructed on top of a Pepsi bottling plant back in 1936 .

Gantry-plaza-2
Queens

It's best to visit the park at dusk, when the city lights slowly glimmer into the night—a must-see for tourists and locals alike.

   Autumn in New York.

Autumn in New York.

Manhattan-skyline

There are plenty of restaurants around the area to choose from but if you're more into Manhattan's food scene, Grand Central Terminal is just a stop away on the 7 train.

Where to go:

Gantry Plaza State Park
4-09 47th Road
New York, NY

Winning GovBall's #VIP4Life

Winning GovBall's #VIP4Life

Summer's End

Summer's End