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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 #28 of 851 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I spent a great day relaxing in Bryant Park. It offers a lot of places to sit, both in the sun and in the shade. There was live piano music, some jugglers performing and there's the reading room, with books, newspapers and magazines. Two ping-pong tables are also a great idea. So grab something to eat from nearby takeaways and... More

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Troon
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Ok, I haven't seen parks all over the world! But if I had....Anyway, as a landscape architect, I have seen a lot of parks and am fascinated with how they work, or not. And this one is the best I've ever experienced. I went every day during my stay in a nearby hotel. I went at different times of day,... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The perfect spot to to relax and people watch. Great eatery options, and many rotating programs for kids and adults. Great gathering spot!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

On a hot sunny day you can sunbathe on the lawn whilst looking up at the skyline. A nice break to rest your feet whilst walking the streets of NYC.

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Took the wife here on our trip. Loved the park. We sat and enjoyed all things happening around us. I like this park because of the tables and chairs allowing you to sit down and relax. Another option is the great lawn area where you can sit on the cross and soak up the son. There are also books available... More

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Bracknell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to just go and sit or have a drink and watch the world go by. Lots of things to take part in but going on in the background and seem to be free of charge. Table tennis, chess, kids reading, Pilates class.... Monday evening in the summer (check dates) there is a film showing, literally thousands of people... More

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dublin
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was thrilled to see that Bryant Park is now so clean and safe. It used to be know as needle park and you would never consider bringing children. There. It is now a lovely tranquil space that you can happily sit and watch the world go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It's active and crowded park but it's not unpleasent. Sitting on the grass or bench I stared diverse people and it has so much fun.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing area of natural greenery preserved in the centre of so many structures. Always various stalls / activities happening. Another beautiful Manhattan park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a small park in nyc. There are a few things to see. Do not miss the public library. Instead, spend more Time in Central Park.

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