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“Little oasis in the city”
Review of Bryant Park

Bryant Park
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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
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
267 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Little oasis in the city”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

I love to watch the skating here. Great views of the surrounding buildings too. It's just nice to see this little oasis in the city.

Visited January 2014
Thank Claire Y
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“nice park in the city”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

i love this park. in the summer it is very nice as well. it is near the library and it is good place to sit and relax.

Visited January 2014
Thank minty77
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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A peaceful place in Manhattan”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

During our visit to NYC in July 2013, we loved this peaceful, green oasis in the middle of busy Manhattan. It's got an European feel to it, not a big park, more intimate. The edge of the park is shady due to many tall trees. There was an open-air "Reading Room" with books, magazines and newspapers, small tables and chairs, electric plugs to recharge your phones or tablets. In the middle, a large grassy area with a big screen for open air movies under the stars. Outlets to buy food & drinks, a restaurant on the other side, public toilet (very clean although a long queue for ladies). It's located behind the NYC Library building. We walked a lot and somehow ended up at Bryant Park again and again. Absolutely loved it!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Trudy G
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Jackson, Mississippi
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“So charming!”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We had an outdoor lunch in the park. It was full of flowers and lots of colors. Bryant Park is great for people watching & the lunch spots are good. Inside the ladies' restroom is even beautifully decorated with fresh flowers!

Visited May 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Most attractive park”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

I visited this park in the morning. I was really surprised to see such a beautiful and clean park. Since I was there in the morning at about 10 , not many people were around. I saw some Yoga practice going on in the park. Else it was quite calm and cool. I had the occasion to go through the entire park and enjoy the beautiful flowers and trees.The fountain is Gorgeous. It is one of the beautiful and prettiest fountain I have seen.
There are some tables and chairs for people to sit and relax. These are used for sitting and relaxing. People come and enjoy here have picnic and play a lot.
These chairs will be removed and used as a skating rinc during winter. I had no opportunity to see the skating in this park as i was visiting the park in summer. We can always see lot of Manhattan skylines around this park.
Very near to lot of attractions including New York Public library. Toilets are clean.

Visited September 2013
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