The Pepsi Cola sign is located at Gantry Plaza State Park along the East River, in Long Island City, in the New York City borough of Queens. The sign is widely visible from Manhattan, because it is 120-feet long and 60-feet high. So, on one of our many summertime adventures, I decided to take the kids on a short subway ride from Times Square, right up close to the sign in LIC.
The northern portion of Gantry Plaza State Park was part of a former Pepsi bottling plant, where once sacks of sugar from Havana were unloaded, there is now a pricey high-rise, and beautifully groomed park. The neon Pepsi-Cola sign, was constructed in 1936 by Artkraft Strauss, and used to be located on top of the bottling plant, when the Pepsi plant closed in 1999, the sign was in need of a new home.
Luckily for Long Island City this pop landmark found a permanent home within the Gantry Plaza State Park. Looking over the East River, onto the most beautiful New York City skyline view. You can see the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, United Nations, FDNY boat, 432 Park Avenue all from LIC.