What to do and see in Maspeth, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 28, 2018 Kiesha Cripe

Maspeth is a residential and commercial community in the borough of Queens in New York City. It was founded in the early 17th century by Dutch and English settlers. Neighborhoods sharing borders with Maspeth are Woodside to the north; Sunnyside to the northwest; Greenpoint, Brooklyn to the west; East Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the southwest; Fresh Pond and Ridgewood to the south; and Middle Village and Elmhurst to the east.
Restaurants in Maspeth

1. Manhattan Skyline

New York City, NY
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5 based on 17 reviews

Manhattan Skyline

Reviewed By shanemoore2018 - New York City, New York

Just looking at the Manhattan Skyline makes me proud to be a Newyorker. The size of the building never fail to impress.

2. Gantry Plaza State Park

409 47th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101-5509 +1 718-786-6385
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5 based on 363 reviews

Gantry Plaza State Park

Reviewed By Alyson W - Oakland, Maryland

We were visiting over Christmas holiday and took a walk down to the park. It is very well kept, clean and felt safe. The Queensborough bridge lights were beautiful with the church bells ringing in the back ground seemed almost magical. Would like to return when it's a bit warmer and stay longer.

3. Louis Armstrong House Museum

3456 107th St, Corona, NY 11368-1226 +1 718-478-8274
Excellent
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5 based on 153 reviews

Louis Armstrong House Museum

The legacy of the legendary jazz instrumentalist and vocalist, Louis Armstrong, is preserved at this Queens museum.

Reviewed By Samiha A - Brooklyn, New York

Visiting this museum was a very sweet and informative experience. A guided tour (offered in Spanish, too) is required, but will give you a very intimate glance into Armstrong and his wife Lucille's life in their humble house. From original furniture to audio recordings of the couple themselves telling stories of each room, you'll feel like you're walking around the home of a really cool relative that you really like.

4. US Open

Flushing Meadow Corona Park, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6363
Excellent
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

US Open

Each year in the week before and after Labor Day, all eyes in the tennis world are on the USA for the prestigious US Open tournament. The last of the four major international events in professional tennis, the stakes are high, particularly if any home court players or teams are closing in on a 'Grand Slam' win at all four events. Ticket prices run up into the thousands for the most coveted seats, but for a die-hard fan, it is worth it for the chance to see the top athletes in the sport up close.

Reviewed By Reyanne S

No Roger Federer but had a wonderful time. Staff were helpful, beautiful grounds and lots to see and explore.
Merchandise were limited as most sold out before...
Transport to and from was easy with the subway! Good food and drinks!
I'll be back in 2018 to see Roger!

5. Museum of the Moving Image

3601 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1226 +1 718-777-6888
Excellent
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4.5 based on 562 reviews

Museum of the Moving Image

The only museum in the United States that is devoted exclusively to the history, art and technology of movies, television and video.

Reviewed By Charles L

My family went there out of the way coz we read from a tour book saying it as a top new attractions for families. Man it was so wrong. The place is definitely not kids-friendly. Our kids, 12 and 8, finished the museum in under one hour. There are a few interesting exhibits. But most of museum is boring, dark, spooky, or even scary for children. One video exhibit even has animated porn! Workers there are very unfriendly. Not going back any time soon. And I will NOT recommend it to any friend with kids. Not worth the money and time to get there.

6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198 +1 212-535-7710
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5 based on 47 reviews

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect.

Reviewed By Kerrie C

I’m not a huge fan of art galleries but I can imagine if this is your thing you will love it. Lots of great displays, sculptures, portraits, landscapes and modern art. Maps available to help navigate this museum with ease. Spent an hour here but you could spend much much longer. Audio guides are available.

7. Noguchi Museum

9 - 01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, NY 11106 +1 718-204-7088
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4.5 based on 146 reviews

Noguchi Museum

Thirteen galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden are the settings for the wide collection of art work by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988.)

Reviewed By JimL_RedMaps - New York City

A highlight to exploring Astoria Queens is seeing the Noguchi Museum. With an in-depth collection of the Japanese-American sculptor's works, in light-filled warehouse-like spaces, lofts, and in a rock garden. From a perfectly balanced one piece stone fountain to large basalt sculptures and small intricate works, the museum is a peaceful respite and enjoyable. The museum is multi-level. You might need a car or taxi to get here. Nearby are the Socrates Sculpture Park and views of the East River. And Uber or Lyft can take you to the Museum of Moving Image and Kaufman Studios. Plenty of great restaurants in Astoria, we've eaten at six, reviewed here in Tripadvisor. - Jim of Red Maps

8. Citi Field

123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368-1617 +1 718-507-8499
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Citi Field

Reviewed By Peter F - Staten Island, New York

I am a Yankee fan but I must admit, Citifield is a great structure and in some ways better than the new Yankee stadium. They have great seating and wonderful food vendors. Go Mets?

9. Central Park

59th to 110th Street, Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (212) 310-6600
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

Central Park

For more than 150 years, visitors have flocked to Central Park's 843 green acres in the heart of Manhattan. Since 1980, the Park has been managed by the Central Park Conservancy, in partnership with the public. Central Park is open 6 am to 1 am daily. Visit the official website of Central Park to learn more about Park happenings and activities and to learn how you to help Central Park!

Reviewed By MikeP1515 - Springfield, Massachusetts

The park is big, with beautiful walkways, scenic views of the city, and lots if green space. There are also lots of things to do, like the zoo, ponds, and wildlife watching (mostly birds). We got food at the little place by the sailboat pond, and it was mediocre. All in all a good park, but I think I need to revisit when the weather is warmer to get the full experience.

10. USTA National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadow Park, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6200
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4.5 based on 382 reviews

USTA National Tennis Center

Once known as the U.S. National Championships, the US Open originated as a single men’s tournament held solely for entertainment purposes back in 1881. Not long after, women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles also became a part of the growing annual tradition.

Reviewed By Tom D - New York City, New York, Usa

My wife is the Tennis fan and I surprised her with tickets to the Women's Finals.

We decided last minute to go on Labor Day too and bought General Admission Tickets.
i went against the the grain and did not buy the parking pass/permit. We traveled in and followed the parking signs and parked with ease for $25 in Flushing Meadow park the first day and took a luxurious shuttle bus to the venue. During the women's finals we parked closer to CitiField and crossed the bridge to gain access that day.

The General Admission tickets did not give us access to Arthur Ashe Stadium but we were able to watch the matches on TV screens all over the Center and at the Bar. General Admission also prevents you from sitting closer to the courts at the Grandstand, temporary Louis Armstrong stadium and the other bigger courts but there is general admission seating.

We downloaded the US Open app which was very informative and a big help navigating the grounds. There are a variety of sit down restaurants and also a food court area with a variety of options and picnic table type seating. We chose Mojito Restaurant/Bar and sat at the bar to avoid waiting for a table.

If there is a match you want to watch and you did not buy seats for that specific court, I suggest you get there a match or two early to get a spot. We hit the grandstand for a match and it was standing room only and people were standing 4 or 5 deep so we could not see anything.

Our visit during the women's finals gave us nose bleed seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium but we were inside! The view of the court was actually good that high. There are Jumbotrons to see the little details and the replays.

The cost wasn't that bad +/- $320 for 2 tickets via Stub Hub. The day of the event, there were still tickets available and they were cheaper then what I payed. If you want to roll the dice and take a chance wait till the last minute for cheaper ticket prices.

Souvenirs/Signature Drinks are plentiful and all over the place, If one store or kiosk is packed, walk a little and you'll find the same items at the next place with a smaller or no line.

The crowds were polite and the experience was great. If I still live in NY next year, I'd definitely do it again.

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