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“Unexpected goodness in NYC”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bryant Park

Bryant Park
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$100.00*
and up
Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour
Ranked #14 of 1,078 things to do in New York City
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Unexpected goodness in NYC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

During the holiday season, there's a skating rink and swanky white tents with nice furnishings for you and your friends to enjoy the atmosphere. Also, there were some semi-permanent stalls setup for vendors to sell their crafts. Some of them offer handmade crafts at reasonable prices.

Visited December 2013
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“Give yourself a couple of hours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

We walked around all the booths and watched the ice skaters. The rink seemed much less crowded than the one at Rock. We bought a couple of NYC specific ornaments at a vendor, and made a video in the computer store.

Visited November 2013
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“Lovely Christmas setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Just a short walk from the Westin, where we stayed, and it was a perfect Christmas setting. The sessional ice rink was full to Christmas revellers.

Had the most amazing hot chocolate from a stall their! "No chewing allowed"

Visited December 2013
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“I love Bryant Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Who doesn't love Bryant Park? It's been renovated so it's a place worth visiting all year round. In summer and spring, a great place to picnic and find shade. In fall and winter look for the holiday stalls, buy a hot chocolate, watch the skaters or rent some skates and get in line. There's a tiny working carousel, and the cleanest public restrooms in NYC. And the NY Public Library is right next door, the Morgan is close by.

Visited December 2013
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“Winter wonderland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Bryant Park is totally transformed from the summer. In the winter, there is a FREE skating rink for those who have their own skates. The rink is surrounded by Xmas stalls, which were by in large tasteful.

Visited December 2013
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