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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 #27 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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Albany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Essington, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Went up to NYC for the day with a friend, we went to Bryant Park to people watch and Seth Myers came to film a skit for his show. Its a beautiful park to relax, eat lunch, read a book or just people watch; I highly recommend you stop by and sit a while

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice, small little pocket park behind the NY Public Library. In the summer movies are shown at night. Perfect escape in midtown.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been to Bryant Park twice, once in April 2009 and again in December 2013. Firstly in April we were very lucky with the weather it was a lovely warm day where we relaxed by the fountain having a drink. When we went back in December, the transformation! Little Christmas stalls, a pop up restaurant a huge christmas tree... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I like to eat at the restaurant here, Good people watching as almost any outdoor spot in the city is. Good food and pleasant atmosphere. They show free outdoor movies at night. Give it a try. Fun.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Until you see it! So great to actually see a patch of grass in the city. If you have a minute you can let your kids stop off at the $2 carousel ride. The fountain and the surroundings make it a great respite in the city.

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