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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
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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My favourite public space

I love this park any time of year. I really enjoy just sitting there watching New York being New York. With the spectacular Public Library as a back drop there is just nothing... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this park any time of year. I really enjoy just sitting there watching New York being New York. With the spectacular Public Library as a back drop there is just nothing missing.

Thank jacquelinecZ2481CW
Deer Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked by Bryant Park one night when we were in for the winter and we were pleasantly surprised at all the shops that were still open and the eclectic food stores that were there. We got to taste a little bit of everything and it wasn't too expensive. Plus we got to watch people skating near the beautiful Christmas... More 

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Northfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The size of the park is perfect. Right behind library and close to many places to see. Lots of benches, food vendors, trees and such clean restrooms. There are actually fresh flowers in the restroom and an attendant who wipes the toilet after each person. Like Wow.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the recomendation of the wives, we went to Bryant Parke and it was decorated beautifully for the Holidays. The park was surrounded by vendors and some seating areas to watch the Ice Skaters! It was truly a nice visit there!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bank of America sponsors the free ice skating. Bring your own skates or rent them for $20. Lockers are free but bring your own locks or they charge you. Rink open until March 5, 2017. Loads of food places surround Park: Chipotle, Pret a Manger, Le Pain Quotidien, Koi Bryant Park (sushi), Maison Kayser Bakery Cafe, Gabriel Kreuther (upscale French)... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a quick visit to this smallish park with an ice-skating rink in the middle. There are facilities to have something to drink and eat. Very quiet place. Visited it on the way to see the Chrysler and Empire State buildings.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful park, but was very small in comparison to central park. There was a Christmas market here and an ice rink which was a lovely atmosphere, we enjoyed the walk around at night. Surrounded by the views of lots of buildings.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a blast ice skating for FREE (with your own skates) every morning last week. The rink opened at 8 and had only diehard skaters, some even in business suits, making laps around the rink. It was so much fun and empty! Later in the afternoon the tourists and school groups arrive so it's much more crowded. It was... More 

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Syosset, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Activities change seasonally. Sometimes free yoga, sometimes cheap ice skating. Food and shopping of all sorts now. Right behind the famous NY Public Library (yes with the Lions!)

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting in winter (not sure if the restaurant facilities are seasonal) we grabbed a drink in the large indoor (tent) bar/bistro housed in the north east corner of Bryant Park. This is the place to go for the most expensive wine ($12 a glass), lousy, incompetent service from disinterested staff who can't add up, don't know the difference between pale... More 

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