Bryant Park

Bryant Park

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Bryant Park is a 9.603-acre privately managed public park located in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. Although technically the Main Branch of the New York Public Library is located within the park, effectively it forms the park's functional eastern boundary, making Sixth Avenue the park's primary entrance.

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European coffee kiosks, alfresco chess games, summer film screenings, and winter ice skating: it's hard to believe this leafy oasis was a crime-ridden hellscape in the ’70s. Nestled behind the beaux-arts New York Public Library building, it's a whimsical spot for a little time-out from the Midtown madness. There's a daily smorgasbord of quirky activities.
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“Bryant Park is in the heart of the city, just east from Times Square, and in the winter they transform their lawn into a skating rink and the surrounding space into a holiday market selling crafts made by native New Yorkers. To the side of the rink, there’s a bar called Fever-Tree Porch, which exists all year. I love the hot whiskey with ginger beer they do around the holidays. It’s crisp and gives you that warmth that you’re seeking when it’s cold out.”
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This 315-square-foot Beaux-Arts building in Bryant Park hides a rare restroom oasis. Inside, guests are greeted by fresh flowers, paintings of the park made by artists-in-residence, and even bathroom attendants, all set to a soundtrack of curated classical music in the background.
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No one wants to be indoors when the weather is nice – unless you’re in dire need of air conditioning – so pack a blanket and venture to a park or rooftop to enjoy an outdoor movie. Since 1992, when HBO began showing films in Bryant Park, outdoor movies have become a summer pastime in New York City. Take in recent blockbusters, indie films or classics all summer long at spots all over the city like Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 63, or Hotel Hugo – just check each location’s website for more info.
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