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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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Very nice park

We had tremendous weather, so we decided to hang around Bryant Park for a while. It was not disappointing! Grab a coffee or tea, enjoy the view of the surrounding buildings, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had tremendous weather, so we decided to hang around Bryant Park for a while. It was not disappointing! Grab a coffee or tea, enjoy the view of the surrounding buildings, the music, and all the different activities the park has to offer. While there, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Library!

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Thank Mahîr D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located by the NYC Library and Times Square. Always concerts, singers - Artisan fairs...even in the winter things are happening. We went to an Artisan fair last visit..and I got some beautiful, silver, hand-made jewelry. Also..another visit we saw a string band from Trinidad. Great place to just sit on the grass and relax or walk around.

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Thank Ann S
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a really welcome oasis in the city. Good bars dotted around, a carousel for the kids (not sure this is permanent) and a good place to find a chair in the shade and watch New Yorkers go about their business. There was no access to the lawn in the center which was a pity.

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Sussex County, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice place to bring lunch and sit, walk around and look at the varied kiosks, take a step back, chill and take in all the sites.

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bryant Park is a small park behind the library. Is is tranquil and provides an escape from the hustle and bustle.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located behind the new york library this small park is a nice place to relax. Its surrounded by tables and chairs and has some small cafe stalls (ie le petit quotidien). In a concrete jungle its a nice contrast. There appears to be concerts held here as well. There isnt a great deal to see or do but worth visiting... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled to NYC with 2 teens and stayed near Bryant Park. What a neat place! There was constant activity, whether it be movies, live bands, yoga, games, and many PokeStops that always had active lures. There are tons of tables and chairs, so we would grab some take-away for dinner and go eat in Bryant Park. Stunningly beautiful skyline... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although Bryant Park is a busy place there was always a chair and table or a patch of shaded grass to sit for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in the Residence Inn by Marriott T'S so this was on the door step. Stunning and so relaxing. We under used it due to our busy agenda and only sat here once but it was a joy to walk past every day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How can you NOT love Bryant park? For me, this place IS NYC. Everything that is going on here is just classy. NY Public Library, movies, Empire State Building view, tables to sit and hang, - it just exudes cool. Anyone who badmouths Bryant Park just has no class and no life. Get there and see NYC in all of... More 

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