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Bryant Park, New York City

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Enjoy almost 4 hectares (10 acres) of greenspace nestled in the heart of Manhattan at Bryant Park. Adjacent to the New York City Public Library, the park's expansive lawn, decorated with monumental sculptures and stately fountains, provides a place to sit and escape the bustling city. Feel like a kid again with a ride on the Heritage Carousel, or test your luck with a game of chess against a local. Stop by the Reading Room, the park's open-air library, to browse through a book or a copy of the local newspaper. Put Bryant Park and other New York City attractions into our New York City itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It's not very big but has a lot to offer. On the South 40th street side there's a small carousel. In winter the entrance to the ice skating rink is here. There's a bar/cafe with porch swings. On the n...  more »
  • Love walking through Bryant park, have been here in the winter previously with the skating rink and Christmas fare....in the summer it has a totally different feel....almost Parisian with the tables l...  more »
  • In this little park there are games available to all: I saw ping pong, chess, checkers, and more. If you have patience you sit and wait for someone to challenge, or the opposite. If you are a fan of these games I suggest you allow at least a few hours so I could enjoy free ...
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  • This park is one of the best parks in Manhattan. There are so many activities to do every single day for kids and adults. I took my kids last week and it was so cool being able to experience arts and crafts, and free movie screenings. I also liked hearing different tunes on the piano that was provided. Am very impressed with beginner language classes available in 3 different languages : Brazilian Portuguese, French and Italian.
  • Always have fun when I come here! Right next to the beautiful library. The events are great! Especially at Christmas when they have the ice skating and the Christmas shops! Even on a day where there is no events, Bryant park is a nice little place to have lunch or just enjoy a little peace in the city with a good book.
  • This is a fabulous park! It is a privately owned park (who knew?) with lovely green space. It is the perfect place to grab a dinner to go and eat outside. Whole Foods is right across the street, and there is a great restaurant at the park called "The Porch, sponsored by Southwest Airlines." The grounds are clean, there are plenty of chairs. There is even a carousel for the kids. We visited NYC for 5 nights and we had dinner here each night.
  • I love this small park. It's kind of a precious Jewell in the midst of a concrete jungle. A place where you can make a stop and take a deep breath an enjoy a cup of coffee or a juice. It's beautifully modified according to each season during the year. Conveniently situated next to the New York Public Library. I get relaxed there (in the park) after a long time studying in the library.
  • This park is just lovely. Small and walkable, with markets and outdoor seating as well as outdoor restaurants. It's a great place to go whether you live here or are visiting. Movies, music, and live performances happen all summer. Even in the winter, there's a small retail village and ice skating.

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