Local Photography By Cate Franklyn
After I read the Show Your Appreciation For Gantry Plaza State Park post on the BORO website, I decided to show my photographic appreciation of this gem of a park with a few images I took one Saturday morning when the skies were azure blue and the sun was warm and bright.
At Gantry Plaza State Park you can spend hours lounging on the large spacious wooden deck chairs and wide benches soaking up the sun and watching the boats sailing up and down the river. Take a nice long leisurely walk or ride your bike along the promenade. You can put a quarter in the large free-standing binoculars and take in a close up view of Manhattan, Roosevelt Island and the 59th Street Bridge. Or spend the day fishing off the fishing pier complete with a stainless steel table for filleting the catch of the day. There is a sense of peace and calm here in this urban oasis which at one time was a busy industrial dock facility with the huge Gantries lifting goods from rail cars to cargo vessels. This park is certainly one of the best things to happen to Long Island City.
-Cate Franklyn, Photographer