Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Morning in Hunters Point: Breakfast at Gantry Plaza State Park

On this gloriously warm and sunny Sunday morning of the long Thanksgiving weekend, we took the G train to its terminus at Court Square, where we could now make an indoor Metrocard-free transfer

to the 7 train two stops to Jackson-Vernon Avenues just before it entered Manhattan and walked to the gorgeous Gantry Plaza State Park

with the Sunday Times and our bagel and iced tea from Dunkin' Donuts on Vernon to sit and enjoy the view of the United Nations and the buildings around it from a bench on the park's Pier 1

just west of the giant towers of Queens West.

Walking back to the subway, we spotted this tree with fiery red leaves at one of the Queens West playgrounds.

It really is a pleasure to be able to transfer from the 7 train

to the faithful G train heading back to Brooklyn. And we like the escalator view of Long Island City's Citicorp Tower, the only skyscraper we can see from our bedroom window as we wake up or go to sleep.

The Gantries are not an iconic view of Manhattan like the Brooklyn Heights Promenade but they are just as beautiful.

It was a great morning to be alive in Long Island City.

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