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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 858 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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Somerset, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Bryant Park deserves its status as one of the most beautiful small urban parks in the U.S. We visit NYC often and almost always spend time in BP. It sits behind the NY Public Library to 6th Ave. ( Ave. of the Americas ) and from 40th St. to 42nd St. This central location makes it a perfect stop. On... More

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San Juan, PR
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Bryant Park provides a great front yard for the heart of Midtown. Allowing residents, workers and visitors a pleasant break and rest in a green space, surrounded by the great buildings and backed by the Library, giving all the chance to step aside one moment and catch their breath. The park varies seasonally with different outdoor activities and markets being... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This park is in a busy place. Well maintained green park. It was nice to be able to stop for a couple of hours to have lunch and enjoy the green. Washrooms are kept very clean despite of how busy it is.

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Ballarat, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was evident just how New Yorkers love their parks. This green pocket is located on 6th Ave and backs on to the NY Public Library. The activities available within its borders are many and diverse. There is a heritage carousel, and areas for reading, playing chess and table tennis, performance, snacks, or just sitting and relaxing. If you need... More

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jakarta
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is where people do their lunch, reading, mini gathering, jogging, yoga, ce skating and basically anything to unwind your stress. Visit here, maybe buy a few snack or food, enjoy it at the park while people watching

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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107 reviews 107 reviews
77 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

You are always rushing to see everything in NY and this time we were heading to the Public Library. The park is small but relaxing and I believe there are some kiosks that sell some coffee or so. Lots of people on the benches talking and if you´re tired of walking up and down 6th Ave, stop by,

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

During my many many stays in NYC I loved visiting Bryant Park, usually at the beginning of the morning, middag or at the end of the day. Having a bite to eat, a drink, shooting images of the surrounding buildings and during a week in the summer at night watching a movie in the park offered by HBO. It's green,... More

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Walked to Brant Park from our hotel and the walk was worth it. Tall sycamore trees surround a beautiful urban oasis in the centre of skyscrapers and the park is beautifully landscaped with flowers and ground cover. The centre is a huge grassy area where people were laying about enjoying the summer. Surrounding this area are hundreds of tables and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Stumbled across this place on the way home from Broadway one night. The whole park full of people all having a drink watching "The Shining" on the big screen. Great idea!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the group, Thiefs, who are very talented. I love the trees. What a lovely space for NYC. I encourage the people to add a park like this every few blocks or so. Very joyful respite from the surroundings.

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