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Bryant Park

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Address: between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-768-4242
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Bryant Park has a French-style merry-go-round, open year-round, plus a...

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.

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a brief stroll through..

After dinner we strolled through Bryant Park and found the rink along with a DJ party with what looked like 3 dj's spinning different music and the listeners had headphones which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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london
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After dinner we strolled through Bryant Park and found the rink along with a DJ party with what looked like 3 dj's spinning different music and the listeners had headphones which they could tune to either of the 3 stations. very cool to stumble upon.

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even in winter, can't help notice how beautiful this small park is! Had a lovely time watching the ice skaters and people drinking hot chocolate. Also loved the hybernating trees----these and the white snow made picture-perfect photography!

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Designed as a classic English public park, Bryant Park, just behind the NY Public Library used to be the site of NYC's drinking water reservoir. Ignored for decades, in the 1980's it was overhauled; the gardens were replanted and the stone work power-washed and repaired. Only occupying a half city block, the park has been growing aesthetically and is now... More 

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Colorado
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to NYC solo so I was able to do whatever I wanted. On Sunday, I was able to sit down and watch the bocce players. It was a great break from all the walking. When I left, I caught the Gay Pride Parade. It was excellent to watch while dodging juice boxes that were thrown from the floats.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Needed a place to eat with a friend and just talk. Beautiful park and a great place to sit and share a meal.

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Thank Angel R
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I treat myself and a friend to a skating and drinks voucher each through Groupon for Bryant Park.. We got there and it wasn't entirely clear where u needed to be but we soon got the hang of it... It's been several years since I skated needless to say my skills were somewhat lacking, my friend however was whizzing around... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a great place to hang out throughout the year, but my personal preference is in summer. Winter has the Winter Fair and ice skating rink, but I prefer lounging by the fountain with a tea and a book in summer. Do enjoy the view of the buildings around the park, and learn the names/histories of these buildings.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great little park, outside vendors including food and drinks. Ice skating was nice to watch. Outdoor bars had food, hot drinks, cocktails and outdoor heaters. Really quaint!! Would recommend a walk thru.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in as we were heading back towards Times Square and caught the ice rink by chance. The stands and market had closed the week before, which we were a little sad about. Huge ice rink with lots going on.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every year I go Ice Skating in this park because it is so much fun. I meant a lot of young people and became friend with them. This is a park were anyone can make a mistake while Ice Skating and not get laughed at.

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