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Bryant Park

between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed yesterday

A family trip to the city has to include a visit to Bryant Park. We went to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and made a stop at Bryant Park. At this time of year they have kiosk selling a variety of goods, including...More

Thank pamrober442
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bookworms, do not miss the opportunity to spend some hours in this park. This is literally the garden of the New York public library. Borrow a book from the open bookshelves, get a cup of coffee and enjoy your book.

Thank Evrim78
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed near here at W45th street and stumbled across it on first evening. Weary and hot after long haul travel and found this oasis in the middle of Manhattan. Gorgeous park, clean, well maintained with lovely cafes around the edge and loads of chairs available....More

Thank carolinev103
Reviewed yesterday

What an amazing place! Plenty of places to sit and even wifi plugins. Nice coffee shop and icecream shop to enjoy whicle you are there . excellent to take a break as your are walking everrywhere!

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed yesterday

The park is very nice no matter the time of the year. Had been there before in winter but this summer I had the pleasure to enjoy the open air cinema. It was really unique to watch Sleepless in Seattle while at the same time...More

Thank Javier_mail2003
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walking through this park is a slice of heaven in a busy city. Good place to rest in between bus connections.

Thank Johanna C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I absolutely love going to Bryant park. It is great to visit in the daytime and evening. There is an outside restaurant and bar which are both great. At nighttime, the bartenders were very attentive even though it was busy. There is a bathroom conveniently...More

Thank casandra d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this little hideaway in the city that doesn't sleep...loved relaxing & people watching in the park reading soaking up the sun with a early morning coffee or afternoon wine, lots of little foodie places to eat & relax also minutes away from busy Times...More

Thank Gill M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Superb oasis in the city. Plenty of seats, free reading material and excellent restrooms. A lovely shaded area with free film night's on a Monday.

Thank Gordon I
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can just sit outside on the seats and enjoy the ambiance. The park itself is one of many in New York city and its refreshing that a city with sky scrapers is surrounded by trees, just amazing.

Thank ncumisamangcipu
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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We will be spending a few days (Feb 5-10) in NY close to Bryant Park. We're wondering if there are ice skates available for little kids ages 2 and 4. Aside from the rink and carousel, what other activities are available that week? Thanks and we are looking forward to visiting the park soon.
2 February 2017|
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Response from louisg319 | Reviewed this property |
Please contact the park for more details
Is Bryant park a good running location?? Will be staying at hotel metro on W35th so it's a bit far from Central Park! Thanks :-)
18 January 2017|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
I would say no, Bryant Park is not a good running location. It is small and private to the people who live on the park.
How long is the line to skate usually on a Friday or Saturday during December?
12 December 2016|
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Response from BryantParkNYC | Property representative |
Friday and Saturday during December and early January are often the busiest times to skate. While the line will likely not be that long in the morning, it does gets crowded in the afternoon and evening. This year we have... More