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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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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
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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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Great place to rest in the middle of high rises.

We passed by this park, looking for a bookstore. Decided to take a seat and enjoy the green after a long walk during our NYC trip. It gave us so much peace of mind that we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Antilles
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We passed by this park, looking for a bookstore. Decided to take a seat and enjoy the green after a long walk during our NYC trip. It gave us so much peace of mind that we ended up going back everyday, at the end of our walk, just to take a break and relax. It's just a nice place to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a find on a very hot day. This park located between 5th and 6th ave and 40th and 42nd Street next to New York's public literary is a blessing for tired shoppers. Lots of shade to sit and enjoy a cool drink or ice cream and people watch at it's best. Walk around and you will see people playing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Heard a lot about this park on our previous visit to New York so decided to check it for ourselves this time round. The park is so beautiful with a lot of greenery and colour. Very well maintained and a great place to relax in a hectic city. We were not disappointed. Definitely worth visiting if you are in NY.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the Depression the Public Library extended to the park. These days it has free wifi which amounts to the same thing. Lots of shady outdoor seating, and amazing Elvis waffles (peanut butter, banana and bacon).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the heart of midtown, it's a lovely little respite. There's often movies and events here. And lot's of TV/Movie shoots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice park to visit. They offer movie showings and booths to get coffee and waffles and dinges. Lots of places to sit and relax

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right across the street from our hotel and was beautiful! There are tons and tons of chairs so you can sit and relax anywhere. There is a large field that a lot of people came and had a picnic. While we were there they had outdoor theater and movie night. The space also has a few cafe's and a restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited in March 2015. Outdoor skating rink. Outside bordered with flags of all the coùntriès. Places to eat around the rink. A day of self entertainment. Great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

(One of) the most beautiful parks downtown. Don't miss the Public Library. Restaurants in the park are excellent. Free shows for the public almost every night.(very good!!!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great free park with free reading stations. A lot of seating and a lot of activities worth checking out, even not too busy on a Sunday!

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