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Bryant Park

between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017
+1 236-565-2365
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“ice skating” (1,267 reviews)
“christmas market” (511 reviews)
“ping pong” (275 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017
Midtown
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+1 236-565-2365
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Reviewed today

We were here in December when they had the Christmas market setup. Went back in May and totally different park setting. Many benches to sit and take in the people and sights of the city. The NY Public library is right next to the park...More

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Reviewed today

Bryant Park is a great place to sit down relax and have a cup of coffee or an ice-cream cone. It was a perfect location to sit with my 85 year old mother while we meandered around the area shopping and sight-seeing. (R-tinerary.com )

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Reviewed yesterday

Every time I visit New York City, I go here. It is a beautiful park and a great place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed yesterday

Walked through park on the way to the New York Library. Stopped for a few minutes to enjoy the calm feeling.

Thank dekalbill
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely little park, with a full programme of activities and lots of shady places to sit and watch the world go by. Surrounded by various places to eat, it’s a great place to while away an hour

Thank mabelEngland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A place which you just are so thankful on venturing upon. You come across this park in this busy city and you think wow! Many a glass of wine enjoyed whilst you relax and people watch. In the middle of the sky scrapers you find...More

Thank meltasnowman
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were walking on our way to Rockefeller Center and stopped in this little park out of curiosity. It was a nice respite in the hustle-bustle of the city with benches, trees and a fountain. There are also a few food carts there if you...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a group of students on a weekend trip to NYC. I recommend this spot as a stop between Times Square and grand Central Terminal. There’s a Whole Foods across the street near 6th and 42nd, it’s expensive but you can get some quick prepackaged...More

Thank Meagan M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a fun and vibrant gem of a park. There are games, concerts and great places to relax and enjoy a meal or coffee. Take a break from your day and stop here.

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I want a park like this in my neighborhood, Tables, chairs for all. Super clean. Well managed and security around so you always felt safe. Delicious coffee in the moring, cocktails or food truck in the afternoon, and delicious desserts before bed, ACTIVITY!! a game...More

Thank Deb0806
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Bexspeel
April 29, 2018|
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Response from BryantParkNYC | Property representative |
Yes, on June 25th we will be showing The Philadelphia Story. You can see the full Movie Nights line-up here: bryantpark. org/programs/movie-nights
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Beverly P
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Kyotlaw | Reviewed this property |
Get a good map. If you aren’t familiar with the subway walk, take a taxi or Uber. Think of Manhattan like distinct walking sections. On our first trip to NYC we took a car/taxi from our hotel to the 9/11 Memorial and... More
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Stewart M
December 29, 2017|
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Response from nanette75 | Reviewed this property |
No it’s a small rink and most people are just leisurely skating. In fact, they have little plastic penguins and snowmen to aid children who need help skating. It’s just good fun for everyone.
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