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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 853 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

An oasis of calm in the middle of Manhattan. Great for relaxing, you can borrow a book from the outdoor reading room, kids can ride the carousel, grab a snack, drink, or ice cream from the many kiosks. You can even charge your phones at one of the several charging stations dotted around the park and use the free WiFi.... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Bertween the Sixth Avenue and famous Fifth Avenue found its place on earth, this very nice park. As to the streets, that are the 40th and also very known 42nd street,that border the greenery from southwest and northeast. This privately-managed public park hosts the main building here, that is must-a-see, the New York Public Library. Though, the principal entrance is... More

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butler, nj
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I took in a large group and people for a day in the city. Bryant Park was a great starting and ending point. The park is small and worth a visit. The best thing is the park is right next to the NY Public Library which is a must see! Plan on visiting the Library for a least 2 hours... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As with all New York parks, the greenery is very welcome after the busy-ness of the city! The summer evening screenings of classic films are just wonderful- we saw 'In the Heat of the Night' and had to arrive rather early to get a good picnic spot because of popularity. Really lovely toilets!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

An open green space in the middle of high rise buildings, this part has become a bit of a social hub. There are numerous seats to sit and read a book, or have some food. You can sit on the grass and do the same. While we were there they had a film festival and were showing movies to the... More

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A lovely park with a nice feel. We spent 3 hours here playing games in the games area. There are lots of tables, shade and plenty of games to while away a few hours. Picnic lunch from the deli opposite was great as everyone could fill own bowl with choice of salads, sushi etc. There are 2 bars for a... More

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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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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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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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