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“Great park - year round.”
Review of Bryant Park

Bryant Park
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Ranked #13 of 1,122 things to do in New York City
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Any time of year, this is a great park to meet at and enjoy. The winter village is fantastic and available ice skating. It takes you out of the hectic city and infuses the magic of Christmas.

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Reviewed 4 December 2013

I've been to New York countless times and have always enjoyed strolls through Bryant Park after visiting the NYPL. This was my first time, however, visiting at Christmas time.

I've never enjoyed this park as much as I have until last night. Bryant Park takes the bustle out of New York and really places you into an intimate, cozy, and warm setting. Winter Fair is a vacation on vacation in the heart of the city.

Multiple vendor booths make walking around quite fun, encountering new finds and interesting things to purchase.

Take the time out of your day to decompress and relax. Enjoy a skate (cheaper and FAR LESS busy than the sometimes insane rink at Rockerfeller).

Sure, you may not have that magical "Rockerfeller" experience, but being surround by lights, lovely people, and a great view of the lit-up Empire State Building make Bryant Park a must-see, particularly at this magical time of year.

Thank armandbz
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Every city should have a Winter Fair like Bryant Park. It's minutes from Macy's. Vendors were set-up throughout the park along with food booths. There's even a restaurant. Tables outside had tabletop lamp heaters. Free ice skating. A must see if you are in Manhattan for the holidays!

1  Thank Brenda H
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We had an amazing time ice skating in Bryant Park in the Winter Village. The regular line wasn't too long, about 25 minutes, and the staff was super helpful for those who were slow skaters. All the surrounding shops and tiny bars were great too. Super nice people!!! Can't wait to go back.

Thank ShinyStout
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Plenty of places to sit and people watch. Good concession stand, though a bit pricey. Clean, relatively quiet and a nice place to decompress right in the middle of NYC.

Thank Bruce G
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