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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
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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This is just a beautiful place to sit and relax. This is a place for all ages. A wonderful place in the heart of NYC.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is just a beautiful place to sit and relax. This is a place for all ages. A wonderful place in the heart of NYC.

Thank Kosha S
Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have tables and chairs that surround the entire park. You can bring a meal and sit down and relax. Watch the people or cars,enjoy the city lights from this peaceful little park behind the library,

Thank RobertKruszka
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

the flowers were out and it is only a short stroll from times square grab a coffee and see the wonderful spring flowers

Thank carol w
Cold Spring, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

One sunny Sunday afternoon with time to kill before a Broadway play, my wife and I wandered into Bryant Park. The place was bustling with tourists, families, Bocce players, even one off key singer. We took in several Bocce games (some players quite serious) while people watching. Any number of chairs and tables available at no cost. There is a... More 

Thank Afoodie65
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really nice hang out in NYC. Really nice atmosphere and plenty to see in the evenings. Great place to relax, socialise and grab a snack. Great restaurant at the end of the park also!

Thank Vincent H
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a lovely day to hang out in the park and get a breath of fresh air. Bryant Park offers a nice setting with plenty seating to grab a bite, coffee or drinks and hang out with friends or just to relax or people watch. It's located right on 42nd Street and 6th Avene in Midtown Manhattan.

Thank islandgirl2244
Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had never been before and spring is in full bloom here. Wonderful place to relax and appreciate all that City life offers. Several cafes and a children's area. Ping pong and great places to read.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was obviously just unfortunate in the time was visited but the grass was all taped off and couldn't be used. Not great when you have a 20 month year old who wants to run!!! The general area was very nice but a shame about lack of access to the grassed area.

Thank Laurads1
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What really surprised me about NYC is how family friendly it proves to be. All over the place playgrounds for kids of all ages. Bryant Park is something of the kind. In the heart of Manhattan, provides bars and kiosks to eat and drink, and games for kids. In our case, mine had a great time with putting green (for... More 

Thank Cecco A
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very popular park especially around lunch time. No one walks on the beautiful green grassy center of the park which amazed me!!! Tables, chairs, a small market & restaurant surround this area. The major kids' attraction is a wonderful carousel.. 10 tickets for $20.

Thank CKJ_MOM3

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