Gantry Plaza State Park

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Longtime Advocate for Hunters Point Parks Dies

Bill Bylewski, who started the Friends of Gantry group, died last month after a battle with cancer.

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Good Samaritan Saves Man Who Jumped in East River for Ice Bucket Challenge

Artur Mierzejewski, 34, helped the man, who jumped in for the "ice bucket challenge."

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Got a Hot Date? 5 Ideas for a Romantic Daytime Rendezvous

Check out these five fun tips for adventures all over the city.


Die-Hard Fireworks Fans Brave the Rain to Stake Out Front-Row Seats

Bad weather put a damper on some July 4th activities, though skies were expected to clear by nighttime.

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Dozens of Local Restaurants to Serve Up Eats in Annual LIC Foodie Fest

The Taste of LIC at Gantry Plaza State Park is a fundraiser for The Chocolate Factory Theater.

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Pop-Up and Mobile Libraries to Bring Books to Hunters Point This Summer

The services are being offered amidst delays in construction of the Hunters Point library branch.

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Gantry Park Volunteer Group May Expand to Include Hunters Point South Park

The proposed umbrella group, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, would include both waterfront parks.

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Gantry Park's Sandy-Damaged Sprinklers Briefly Open but Then Close Again

The spray showers were on for the first time this year on Monday, but shuttered again on Tuesday.

West Village »

Best City Sunbathing Spots for the Shy and the Bold

The city has a sunny spot for everything from a see-and-be-seen gay scene to secluded tanning.

Long Island City »

Sprinklers at Two Hunters Point Playgrounds Still Closed by Sandy Damage

The sprinklers at Gantry State Park and Andrews Grove are still off, to the disappointment of parents.

Long Island City »

Taste of LIC Marks First Big Event at Sandy-Damaged Gantry Park

Dozens of local chefs and a thousand visitors will fill Gantry Park for the annual food celebration.

Long Island City »

Fallen Trees Block Roads, Some Residents Without Power in Western Queens

Long Island City and Astoria begin to recover after widespread flooding during Hurricane Sandy.

Long Island City »

Hunters Point Residents Worry as Gantry Park Floods

Portions of the popular waterfront park in Long Island City were under water Monday.

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Gantry Park Esplanade Gets New View into East River

The new viewing point will become another attraction of the waterfront park.

Long Island City »

New Hunters Point Library Is On Its Way

The site for the new library in Hunters Point will be officially dedicated next week.