A walk along a deserted Hunter’s Point South Park, Long Island City, New York

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

The new Hunter’s Point South Park can be found on Long Island City, across the East River from Midtown Manhattan.

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Easily reached by the East River Ferry, the waterfront park is a recent addition to New York’s parks – up until the recently the land was an abandoned post-industrial area.

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

We visited in December so the place was just about deserted, but there’s loads ot do here, with the park containing a central green, playground, dog run, bikeway, waterside promenade, basketball court, and a 13,000 square foot pavilion that contains comfort stations, concessions, and an elevated cafe plaza.

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Looking across to Manhattan.

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

There were no takers for the sun loungers when we visited.

Hunter's Point South Park,Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Hunter's Point South Park,Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Cocal Cola sign.

Hunter's Point South Park,Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Looking southtowards Newtown Creek, which feeds into East Williamsburg and Bushwick.

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Hunter's Point South Park,Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

There’s been massive residential development in the area.

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Pier with the top of the Empire State building in the middle of the frame.

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Old dock equipment.

Hunter's Point South Park,Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Abandoned railway line.

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

Read more on the NYC Parks website. Find the park on Google Maps.