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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice skating” (1,063 reviews)
“ping pong” (236 reviews)
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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 today 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 today

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
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is how ALL city parks should be! It is extraordinary to see the range of free activities on offer - a reading 'room', ping pong tables, games 'room', language classes, piano recital, evening Bingo and mass yoga on the grass (mats supplied!) For food,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

We strolled in here on a very hot Friday night and were seated quickly and we had an amazing meal. I had the Calamari which was divine. There is a great atmosphere here and although it was loud and crowded we were very happy with...More

Thank carmel255060
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bryant park has a real flavor of New York from jugglers, chess players and bocci ball! There are places to grab a drink, snack or full blown meal. There are live performers every once in a while. During the winter they have great kiosks selling...More

Thank thekenCt
Reviewed yesterday

A unique beautiful park invites you to linger. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of this beautiful park, a real highlight. Every day a different event, people enjoy their lunch break or simply with a coffee. Great place, I had the great fortune...More

Thank afras2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely park in the heart of Manhattan. Plea to of space and lots of tables and chairs for everybody. I haven't seen a park that so well maintained like this park. There are three kiosks where you can buy and your drinks and...More

Thank Villa57
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to take a break. There's a Whole Foods, and chick fil a, and other food joints around the block. There's also some small food shacks in the park. Plenty of tables and chairs to find a spot and relax.

Thank ssherman4
Reviewed 2 days ago

...in the middle of Midtown. Great place to stop and rest in the shade, or just sit and people-watch. Plus, the NYC Public Library Building is right there. It has it's own stop on a line.

Thank southcoastCR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated right in the Centre of NYC a dear little park and a good resting place for a bit of peace in the City that never sleeps.

Thank wendyrasmussen
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.
3 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 :-)
19 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?
13 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