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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 859 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Shamsa deli at 38th and 7th after a meeting...yum...then trotted over to Bryant Park. You need to get there by noon to get a table easily. After that you just have to watch as people pack up. But once you are seated, its a real New York experience. The temps were perfect on the August day we... More

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Tucuman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely place. Full of flowers and green. The perfect spot for reading, relaxing, eating something, sharing with people you love, for a break (at any time of the day). Shade, fresh air, plenty of seats, a relaxing atmosphere. An oasis in the middle of the chaos. Some nice statues (pay attention to them: Benito Juárez among others – On the... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We were here on a Friday night in July and it was magical! The weather was perfect and we watched the beautiful sunset between the skyscrapers. The park wasn't to crowded and every age group was there enjoying themselves. We had drinks at the grill and then came out to listen to the "Punk Rock Chamber Quintet" perform. A very... More

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Chatham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Bryant Park has become, next to Central Park, the best park in NYC for tourists or even locals needing a quick break. Besides just being a great place to chat with friends and people watch over a coffee, soft drink or cocktail at one of the many little cafe tables scattered around the park, it now hosts dozens of interesting... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Bryant Park is a wonderful place to park yourself during a busy mid-town visit or lunch hour. It's good to see a little green space in the heart of the city. At Christmas time there is a market where one can purchase unusual gifts that are not mas produced. Just sit for a while and watch the world go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Bryant Park has changed a lot, for the better. Right near the NYC public library, the park now has many kiosks, places to grab a bite, or just to enjoy the day, reading a book, or taking a stroll. Particularly pretty around Christmas time, lit up, with an ice skating rink there, and kiosks selling Christmas merchandise. If you haven't... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

during winter you can ice skate, during summer you can relax on the lawn (if they didn't close it for maintenance), listen to a mini-concert, watch a night movie on a giant screen, participate yoga activity, read free books and paper, play table tennis, listen to an author and so many more. it is an ingenuiity of New Yorkers to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Bryant park is fantastic in the summer, there are plenty of tables with seats to enjoy the weather, some food or a good book, free wifi is available from the library. It has nice cafes/ kiosks to grab a bite and free concerts outside. In the winter the middle turns into the ice-skating ring with the christmas tree next to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It's been beautiful in NY this summer, and our go to place to have an al fresco lunch is Bryant Park. Sitting on the lawn takes us out of the city for a while...and let's us enjoy this beautiful weather. Get here before the winter does!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Bryant Park is one of my favorite New York City parks. The park neighbors one of the city's most revered landmarks, The New York Public Library. During the summer, you can catch a breather on one of the many green chairs in the shadow of the tall trees. During the summer, you can catch a movie in the park or... More

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