Long Island City

On our last night in NYC we hop across the water to Long Island City and Gantry Plaza State Park.

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You can get more epic views back towards Manhattan from this popular spot.

As the sun sets on our last ever night in New York I realise just how much I have come to love this crazy city!

Another feature of Long Island city is the huge glowing red neon Pepsi cola sign!

In Gantry Plaza State Park the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign sits marking the site of the PepsiCo bottling plant that sat in that very spot.

The original neon sign was placed on top of the plant in 1940 so has a long and illustrious history of watching the waterfront. It’s been updated since then but remains as a reminder of the area’s industrial past.

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The sign was granted landmark status in 2016 (after 28 years of consideration)

So we’ll end this epic trip with me basking in an eerie red light cast from a sugary soft drink!

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