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Bryant Park

6th Ave. between W. 40th and W. 42nd Sts., New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
212-768-4242
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Ranked #26 of 830 attractions in New York City
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Type: Parks, Sports Complexes
Activities: Ice skating
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a well-maintained lawn, with chairs and tables. The outdoor Reading Room has... more » Owner description: Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a well-maintained lawn, with chairs and tables. The outdoor Reading Room has picture books and summertime story times. In winter. Take a spin on the free ice-skating rink. The park also has clean bathrooms, a rarity in midtown. « less
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Tasmania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Bryant Park is a small oasis of quiet in the West midtown of NY. You can hear the sound of running water from the fountain and the birds and also take in the panorama of interesting buildings in all directions. There are chairs everywhere, water fountains and lots of food options. We found ourselves there several times and the carousel... More

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HANTS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Went here when we arrived as it was the end of the street from our hotel, so glad we did. After a transatlantic flight we rested with a drink amongst the locals on a lovely warm sunny afternoon. This is an oasis of green without the vastness of Central Park. Wish the weather had been better and we could have... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Ask a native New Yorker for the names of the big Lions in front of the Main Public Library on Fifth & 42nd and you would most probably get a surprised look: they don’t know. But that does not stop Patience and Fortitude to stand majestically at the entrance of the library and observe the reading public around. In their... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

An oasis in the middle of the city. We visited here on a lovely, crisp April afternoon and enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere for a refreshing drink and people-watch. Not far from the Library and Grand Central Station, it was busy but a respite from the noise of the main thoroughfare.

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Amherst, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We took a rest stop at this park and we were surprised at it's size and how beautiful it was. There are many table and chairs to sit at, food vendors, a carousel, and books and magazines to look at.A perfect place to recharge and people watch!

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Albany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Loved just looking around at the Bryant Park Library. We spent quite a lot of time in the gift shop alone and it's free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great place, clean park with plenty of seats and tables. Kiosks selling drinks etc. Table tennis tables as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wow - this creeps up on you on 42nd Street, nestled between buildings and behind the library. A great spot to sit and relax and take in a drink in the sun before visiting the Library or Grand Central - a must see park on your visit.

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Israel, Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's a great small park behind the public library (which is also a recommended place). We were here late December and it had an ice rink and all kind of small shops for winter clothing and hot cocoa. Buy a pastry in one of the great bakeries around and sit to enjoy the city atmosphere in the serenity...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Take the time to visit Bryant Park. Really centrally located and just as good as Central Park only on a smaller scale. Cafes and restaurants on site but also great for picnics.

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