Bryant Park

New York, New York City

4.5

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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Reviews

  • Whaka Woo

    5
    - 11 September 2018 -

    Absolutely love this park. Beautiful setting and wish we had something like this at home. Loved spending time here. Loads of tables/chairs and always something going on, especially for children. Well done for maintaining such a lovely place. It's definately worth a visit.

  • Ryan Geisler

    5
    - 07 September 2018 -

    A wonderful place in the city to let you catch your breath and see some greenery. The lawn is a great place to lay out and get some some, and they offer movies at night in the summer. The restaurant on the patio is delicious, with plenty of options and can satisfy and taste. There are many places to sit and read a book, or get a drink. The park also offers public activities and serves as a meeting place for students such as juggling classes, table tennis, photography, and other fun activities.

  • Jessica Shook

    5
    - 03 September 2018 -

    You could pass by this park without even realizing it, but don't! It's absolutely beautiful from every angle. I grabbed a latte from Blue Bottle Coffee across the street and drank it in the tranquility of the park among the bustle of the city. Perfect spot for a break anytime of day. Lovely fountain and picturesque foliage.

  • Mary Dutczak

    5
    - 16 August 2018 -

    I always enjoy going to Bryant park especially during winter holiday and summer holiday time. During the winter holiday time, Bryant park have most of the food vendors and shops that's you can buy for Xmas or gifts for friends and families. I just recently went to Bryant park last week, they hosted free movie at the park. The Park open at 5pm for people to have picnic, it's good for families, friends or even good for couples too. They also have free water, coffees, treat and also they have few vendors where you can buy food. Most people usually just bring there own food and drinks to the park as they watch movies and hangout. Movies don't start until it's almost dark too.

  • Etienne Pechikoff

    5
    - 10 August 2018 -

    One of the most famous and Iconic park that New York has to offer. There is plenty activities that reshape entirely the venue depending the season. During winter Bank of America sponsored the place to become an ice rink. During summer time there is free movie theater. I would recommend.to stop by if you are in New York no matter the time of the day or the year.

  • Maria Boccassini

    5
    - 03 August 2018 -

    Great place to relax! I love the grass which is very beautiful. I highly recommend a visit to this park because of all the marvelous activities at the park! I recommend to go to the board games (which are free to play for unlimited time.) There are also a variety of cafes to visit within the park. If I had three words to describe this park, they would be: Marvelous, Incredible, and interesting.

  • Steve Greenhow

    5
    - 26 July 2018 -

    Beautiful park! The walkways are lined with flower beds that seemed just perfectly in bloom! Unfortunately the main lawn was closed to foot traffic, which may have been because of the live concert. And hey, they have live concerts, Shakespeare performances and more! How many parks can hold a candle to that! Definitely worth going out of your way to visit and experience Bryant Park!

  • Tashi Pakhrin

    5
    - 23 July 2018 -

    Sycamore trees grove is the best sight in this area of the park - blissful feeling. I didn’t even know but I attended a contemporary dance festival and my gosh! What a treat it was. The picture below is of the view of the buildings above the performance stage. Lots of tables and chairs. There are vendors that serve coffee and patisseries. The library is the best place for a bathroom break. Good park to relax after all that walking!

  • Anthony Lalli

    4
    - 19 July 2018 -

    Easy place to get just doesn't have a large parking lot and you have to pay per day for parking. Location is great only about a 20min walk to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Dog Pound Cleveland Browns Stadium and views are really nice. If you're from out of town or especially NY be prepared to see nobody on the streets and sidewalks after 9pm and definitely not before 10am it's like a ghost town.

  • Marc Liberts

    5
    - 19 July 2018 -

    Really cool park in NYC. Lots of activities like ping pong tables and chess going on. Good energy here. The night I was there they were showing a movie in the park and it was really busy. Really cool looking restaurants along the perimeter looked promising. Cool spot in the city!

  • Denise D. Gibson

    - 18 April 2018 -

    Sat and had a chat with coworkers on a beautiful day at the park

  • Daniela Martinez Denaro

    - 15 April 2018 -

    One of my favorite places in the middle of New York! After visiting the library you have to go to Bryant Park!

  • Hedonist Traveller

    - 14 April 2018 -

    Beautiful park, well maintained!

  • David

    - 09 April 2018 -

    Nice place to relax. In summer there is a small library with a fine collection of classic authors, and in winter there is a icerink to enjoy with your friends.

  • Mia Perković

    - 29 March 2018 -

    I liked it

  • May ♍

    - 28 March 2018 -

    A hidden treasure slapped in the middle of Midtown. Perfect in size and just right for a tourist, native New Yorkers & anyone who desire a sense of greenery. There's always something fun to see and do

  • Katie J

    - 23 March 2018 -

    Love the winter village

  • Benazir Martinez

    - 26 February 2018 -

    Love it better in the summer

  • Linda King

    - 13 February 2018 -

    Skating is great

  • Angela Isabel

    - 11 February 2018 -

    Ice skating and the winter villages!

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