Bryant Park

New York, New York City

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Bryant Park is a public park located in Manhattan. Bryant Park is located entirely over an underground structure that houses the library's stacks, which were built in the 1980s when the park was closed to the public and excavated; the new library facilities were built below ground level while the park was restored above it. By the 1970s, Bryant Park had been taken over by drug dealers, prostitutes and the homeless and was considered a no-go area by ordinary citizens and visitors. From 1979 to 1983, a coordinated program of amenities, including book and flower markets, cafes, landscape improvements, and entertainment activities were managed to improve conditions in the park. Bryant Park is one of the signature examples of New York City's revival. With a low crime rate, the park is filled with office workers on sunny weekdays, city visitors on the weekends, and revelers during the holidays. Daily attendance counts often exceed 800 people per acre, making it the most densely occupied urban park in the world. The dramatic rise in real estate values in the area around the Bryant Park, as well as new construction in adjacent areas, is a consequence of the park's improvements. Numerous events are hosted on the Great Lawn at Bryant Park, such as The Bryant Park Summer Film Festival. The park also has The original Reading Room which is open to the book lovers.

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Open Hours

  • Mon

    07:00 - 22:00

  • Tue

    07:00 - 22:00

  • Wed

    07:00 - 22:00

  • Thu

    07:00 - 22:00

  • Fri

    07:00 - 22:00

  • Sat

    07:00 - 22:00

  • Sun

    07:00 - 22:00

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  • Adam G

    - 01 February 2018 -

    Not as large or as busy as Central Park however, with its spacious lawn, lovely trees, numerous tables and chairs, and free wifi, Bryant Park can be a better option for enjoying your lunch, going for a walk or just relaxing in the sun and a green open space environment right smack in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world. It's also a great place in the winter when during the holiday festive season the Park celebrates with Christmas decorations, a winter village full of unique vendors selling gifts, crafts and delicious artisan food, and The Pond, a free ice skating rink. To hit the rink bring your own or you can rent skates at $20. Hard to believe that Bryant Park was considered a no-go area in 1970s. Cleaned up in the late 1980s - early 1990s and today it's a beautiful and well maintained place. It has the cleanest public toilets that I've ever seen anywhere in the world.

  • Jerry Thomas

    - 31 January 2018 -

    Nice bright tree a spacious ice skating rink. Great views of all the skyscrapers, especially the Empire State building. Super cold weather but plenty of warm shops to warm up in while browsing for Christmas presents. Will definitely go back next year!

  • Angie Cruz

    - 17 January 2018 -

    If you do not like the rustle and bustle in central park. BRYANT PARK is a very enjoyable place to be at. Not too big ,but just enough what you will have stuff to the winter season they have the Christmas village with independent shops and hipster trends as well as a tree of there own and ice skating. Free to ice skate with your own skates and 20 dollars to rent skates. Love to go to this park, during the summer locals go for ping long tournaments

  • Jonathan V

    - 31 December 2017 -

    The only place one can go ice skating for free! Here is the catch, you need to own a pair of ice skates. Also, lockers are provided for free, but only if you have your own lock. You can rent a lock for a fee. These lockers are not big. 1 square foot, so ladies leave the huge purse home. If you can't stand to leave the huge bag you can check in your bag for a fee. there is also an observation area called the Overlook and guess what? its free! located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion. It's the perfect place to warm up and watch the skating below. While you sit, enjoy a selection of games, chess, and art supplies, all for free! Overlook may be closed to the public on certain days for private events, Admission-Free Skate Rental-$20 Express Skate-$30 Reserve Skate-$45 (+fees) Helmet Rental-$6 Small Bag Check-$12 Large Bag Check-$15 Lock Purchase-$10 Sock Purchase-$6 Skate Aid-$22/hr Skate Sharpening-$20

  • Thomas Klugh

    - 30 December 2017 -

    A quaint park indeed. With its numerous Sycamore trees, many of which seem to slant in the same direction, to its broad spacious lawn and endless chairs and tables, it's hard to believe it was, at one time, half of the NYC Reservoir (the Library itself making up the other half). Need some time to lounge and eat lunch in the summer sun, or perhaps ice skate during a cold winter's day? Bryant Park is just the place for you... AND your lover! Yes, it IS that nice.

  • Bhargav Kesavan

    - 26 September 2017 -

    It's not just a park. It has more to offer to everyone. It's a best place to spend your time any time of the day. Each season there are different activities. juggling, table tennis, rolling marbles, language classes, Bird watching, Movie time Mondays in summer, Snow skating in winter, Frozen fountain, and lots and loads of fun stuffs every now and then!!! A must place to visit. Visiting at noon? Be sure to rush, you wont get a chair as people in nearby office stops by to have lunch.

  • James Butron

    - 25 September 2017 -

    Nice park to hang out with friends. Good coffee shop and waffle stand and a pretty fountain. It's also located near the New York Public Library, so if you need a place to read, study, do work, or go to the bathroom, there you have it. Even then, the park itself is quite enough to get some work done and offers a ton of seating space.

  • Jade Bonica

    - 24 September 2017 -

    Good vegan and vegetarian dishes, nice bar, they don't water down the drinks. The rooftop bar is always popping, and the nicer the weather the harder to get into the rooftop bar. Bryant Park itself is also really romantic but yet fun for friends, family, movie night with your honey. Can't say enough about Bryant Park one of New York's jewels.

  • Josh B

    - 19 September 2017 -

    Considering the crowds, Bryant Park is one of the more unexpectedly peaceful places in the city. It is very well kept with little to no trash and a ton of things to do. If you’re just in the mood to take in some sun in the summer or wander through some small shops in the winter this is a great place to spend some time. Perfect for lunch.

  • Katie Hamilton-Meier

    - 01 September 2017 -

    I love Bryant Park. I love the location - it's great to have something so beautiful and open so close to the business and craziness of Times Square. And I love that there's something to do there all year round. In the summer you can enjoy Broadway performances - there are sometimes free samples from sponsors, plenty of places to sit and several little places providing food so you can sit down with a picnic. In the winter time, come for the holiday festivities! There are beautiful decorations, an ice skating rink, and tons of booths with crafts and art and vendors. Take a stroll and visit!

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