Under the Pepsi Cola Sign...



To those who live in New York for quite some time, Pepsi Cola sign might have been one of the interesting pop landmarks of the city.

Yuup..the Pepsi Cola sign :).




There...
Look familiar?
For me, it does :)


Clearly seen from quite far and vividly visible from the United Nations, where I spent much time, the Pepsi Cola sign has added the colorful landmark of Queens, one of the boroughs in New York City. 

Built in the old location of Pepsi Cola plant closed in 1999, this huge billboard has been a familiar sight along the East River. When I say huge, it means huge :). I am still browsing for its exact measurement but I haven't been successful :).

So, after seeing it from afar most of the time, we decided to google it and go tot he exact location. It was not that far from our house in Astoria. Surprise, surprise :)...

It was one windy day in early spring (or late winter? I can't tell...) but the kids couldn't wait to enjouy their outdoorsy activities. So, packed with scooters, helmets and some water and snacks, off we went to this site.

Obi was so ready :)

Bo and his scooter...



To get the access to this infamous billbourad, you can start by enjoying the lovely Vernon Boulevard. It is indeed a lovely neighborhood, lined with hip cafes, bars and more eateries. Along with great apartment complex as well. Once you arrived here, you can see the Gantry Park facing the waterfront. It belongs to the Gantry Plaza Apartment right on that spot as well..

One cold afternoon...
On that windy and cloudy day, we just strolled around the area...




Enjoying the view of Manhattan on the other side and taking pictures here and there...


The Gantry park is really nice as well.
The kids love the park and all its 'amusement center' :)




A day filled with scootering, climbing and laughing out loud.


We were sooo ready for spring...with warmer weather..


If you notice, some trace of snow can be visibly seen on that day..




But again, we're pretty sure warmer days will come..
And under the Pepsi Cola sign, we smile...












27 comments:

  1. pemandangan yang indah ya mak, enak banget sepi orang berasa taman bermain pribadi :)

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    1. iya mak.kebetulan harinya dingin..jadi sepi :)

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  2. keren banget mba tempatnya, open area disana terawat-terawat banget kalau di jakarta baru di bangun udah rusak duluan hehehe

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    1. hehehe..iya, semua pada jaga kebersihan di sini...moga2 di Jakarta jug pada mulai sadar :)

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  3. Setiap singgah ke postingan Mbak Indah, sungguh saya selalu suka dengan foto-fotonya yang bagus-baguuuuusss... :)

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  4. warna merahnya langsung menarik perhatian. Bahkan dari jauh sekalian kayaknya, ya, Mak?

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    1. iya mak..memang ngejreng bangeet..makanya jadi landmark :)

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  5. asyik banget duduk-duduk di taman kaya gitu ya mbak

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    1. iya maklid...taman yang pemandangannya baguus..menghadap sungai..

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  6. Wanna take some pictures there too :)

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  7. Wish to hop in there someday hehe..

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  8. One thing I bless living in tropical country is having sunshine around the year :)
    BTW, designnya ganti ya ?

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    1. Yuup...can't agree more...miss the sunny days back home ! Iya mba, baru ganti niih :)

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  9. Cantiknyaaa, di dekat Semarang (Ungaran) juga ada pabric Coca Cola lho mak

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    1. waaah...ada papan besar juga ngg mak...tapi ini beda lho..Pepsi Cola hehehe :)

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  10. I've seen it when I have been down there, but not that close up :)

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    1. yuup Robin...I guess you have seen it before..it's in Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City :)

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  11. Kereeen! Coba, ya, di sini ada open area seperti itu :)

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  12. Seen it few times on movies. I wonder where the people's gone. It's always so quite :)

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  13. My father in law worked for Pepsi for 40 something years. I bet this would be a pretty cool landmark for him to see in person some day!

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  14. Masih dingin kah di sana, Mbak? Keliatan jaketnya tebel-tebel banget.. Sehat-sehat terus yaaah :D

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  15. Pepsi Cola sign-nya didesain cantik ya. Tampak menonjol di area yang juga indah :)

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