NYC Parks

Bryant Park

E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY 10018
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
Wi-Fi:
Free

Located in Midtown Manhattan, Bryant Park is visited by over 6 million people each year and is one of the busiest public spaces in the world. Check out everything you can do in the park year round at bryantpark.org!

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  • "During the winter go Ice skating here rather than central park or..." (24 tips)
  • "... place to be on a summer's day, oh and free wifi, what more could..." (61 tips)
  • "Comer en Bryant Park es uno de los placeres de NY" (2 tips)
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Try estimating the percentage of women here. On a recent weekday, it was 53%, according to the park's engineer, who considers that a success. "Women are more discriminating park users," he says. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · May 25, 2010
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  • HISTORY

    In 1853-54, NY's first world's fair, the Crystal Palace Exhibition, took place here. A huge iron-and-glass structure was erected to house 5,272 exhibitors from 23 foreign nations and across the U.S.

    HISTORY · March 30, 2010
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  • VH1

    My first NY Fashion Week was the last one to be held at Bryant Park. Amazing designers in an amazing location. - Terrell, The T.O. Show

    VH1 · July 14, 2010
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  • The New Yorker

    “Many of the midday strollers in the park are office workers; they have the subdued mood of prison inmates released into the yard for their daily hour of sunshine and exercise.” —Victor Chen, 1974 Read more

    The New Yorker · September 30, 2010
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  • Sony

    If you find a table on a beautiful afternoon, Bryant Park makes for a terrific outdoor office thanks to its complimentary Wi-Fi. – Sony VAIO®

    Sony · December 28, 2010
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: In 1937 a telescope across the street on 42nd gave tourists a look at the heavens. Click "More Info" to see this historic pic! Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 26, 2010
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  • Lucky Magazine

    Bring your glue and sewing kit to Bryant Park and have a crafty picnic snacking on tasty 'wichcraft sandwiches by famed Chef Tom Collichio.

    Lucky Magazine · December 1, 2011
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  • Michael A.

    The park closes at 11pm expect the wannabe cops to blow whistles and bother u till u leave

    Michael A. · June 6, 2010
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  • Penny H.

    the best place to relax for a moment in the concrete jungle

    Penny H. · October 30, 2009
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  • The New Yorker

    Once infamous, the park is now “a handsome place, with flower beds, pétanque games, a lending library, a carousel, thousands of portable chairs, theatrical performances, and many other inducements." Read more

    The New Yorker · August 3, 2012
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  • Perry Ellis

    Perry Ellis’s New York office sits on the edge of beautiful Bryant Park. Sit and people watch in this beautiful urban area or head into the historic New York Public Library.

    Perry Ellis · October 21, 2010
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  • Crain's New York Business

    Oren’s cup runneth over in Times SquareOusted from Grand Central, popular home-grown coffee chain shifts west to lower Times Square outpost; the appeal of lots of feet on the sidewalks. Read more

    Crain's New York Business · August 17, 2010
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  • Rachel

    People watching at its finest.

    Rachel · June 24, 2010
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  • Geek&Hype

    Free Wi-Fi for everyone!

    Geek&Hype · August 3, 2011
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  • Time Out New York

    The Monday night HBO summer film festival at Bryant Park boasts stellar sound, a massive 40-by-20-foot screen and a relaxed viewing environment—despite being surrounded by the madness of midtown. Read more

    Time Out New York · July 11, 2013
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  • Louis Vuitton

    Take a breather in Bryant Park. Ice skating in the winter, outside movies in the summer, all surrounded by gorgeous architecture and yellow cabs. Enjoy the free wifi!

    Louis Vuitton · May 2, 2012
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  • SkyMall

    Obviously if you are here you should check out the Southwest Porch brought to you by our friends at Southwest Airlines

    SkyMall · March 17, 2011
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  • Gilt City

    The film festival is an amazing way to celebrate the beautiful summer weather and classic American films.

    Gilt City · June 28, 2011
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  • Jaunted

    Hook up to free public wifi here, sit under the heat lamps at the Southwest Porch and grab some fresh sushi from Kinokuniya's cafe across the street. Yoga on the lawn in the summer!

    Jaunted · April 13, 2010
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  • The Corcoran Group

    A mecca of fun things to do – outdoor films, ping pong and yoga in the summer, ice skating in the winter and great people watching all year round.

    The Corcoran Group · January 6, 2012
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  • Jack B.

    Using the free wifi

    Jack B. · May 26, 2010
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  • Elicia B.

    Best movies in a park (I haven't been to the Brooklyn Bridge movies with a view yet though)

    Elicia B. · July 20, 2009
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  • Showtime Network

    NYC HOMELAND fans: our surveillance van is parked in Midtown on 11/7. Find it and see if you can beat the polygraph. Test your powers of deception!

    Showtime Network · November 3, 2011
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  • Michael A.

    Great place to charge the phone and I can't believe the public art fund gave money so dopes can walk on a yellow box what a waste

    Michael A. · May 13, 2010
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  • Christina S.

    Go here during your lunch breaks over the summer and soak up some sun while eating a sandwich or Crumbs cupcake.

    Christina S. · March 17, 2010
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  • Dave K.

    My favorite new spot in NYC. + Free WIFI!

    Dave K. · June 17, 2010
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  • Robert R.

    ...follow Bryant Park on twitter for timely updates -> @BryantParkNYC Read more

    Robert R. · May 27, 2010
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    A lovely, photogenic retreat in the middle of the city’s hurly burly, Bryant Park is perfect for a quiet afternoon stroll or a scenic lunch. It’s also a great spot to settle in with a good book. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · April 24, 2012
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  • Bryant Park

    Kick off the fall cultural season with Bryant Park Fall Festival, September 16-23, 2011. Ballet, modern dance, opera, rock, jazz, poetry, and kids events start today. Click Read More for schedule. Read more

    Bryant Park · September 16, 2011
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  • Susan K.

    A midtown place to sit & chill inside. Same table & chairs as at the outside version of Bryant Park plus towering plant sculptures & vines. Excellent people watching.

    Susan K. · February 25, 2010
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  • H&M

    It's Fashion's Night Out! Need a ride? Head over to our store on 1328 Broadway & (s)hop on or (s)hop off around town! Enjoy 30% off your favorite item from 6pm - 11pm & other great surprises!

    H&M · September 6, 2012
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  • HBO

    On summer Monday nights, HBO helps bring classic movies back to the big screen. Get here early for a spot on the lawn, New Yorkers fill up the picnic space fast.

    HBO · September 3, 2011
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  • Take Back Your Lunch

    Don't think about what you're going to do when you get back to work. Just enjoy lunch...and take your sweet time. Read more

    Take Back Your Lunch · June 14, 2010
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  • DHR.com

    To escape the busy streets of NYC, go here. Whether it’s hanging out at the Great Lawn or having coffee at Bryant Park Café, this place offers a steady atmosphere. Even has free wireless internet.

    DHR.com · September 29, 2011
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  • DHR.com

    To escape the busy streets of NYC, go here. Whether it’s hanging out at the Great Lawn or having coffee at Bryant Park Café, this place offers a steady atmosphere. Even has free wireless internet.

    DHR.com · September 26, 2011
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  • Best Delegate

    A nice respite from the concrete jungle. If you're looking for a place to eat outside, find a few chairs here.

    Best Delegate · September 6, 2011
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  • Zinio

    Find a spot under a one of the massive trees and hook up to the free WIFI.

    Zinio · October 7, 2011
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  • matt h.

    just watch the people... sit and watch the people...

    matt h. · April 9, 2010
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  • Jim M.

    One of the world's quintessential public spaces. The perfect place to see and be seen.

    Jim M. · July 28, 2009
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  • Glen G.

    Nice stop for a lite bite, micro-brew, and a little shopping.

    Glen G. · May 28, 2013
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  • Dora

    Tickets for Le Carrousel are just $2, but you can buy a 10-pack for $15.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more

    Dora · June 28, 2010
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  • Travis W.

    Public restroom here!

    Travis W. · May 1, 2010
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  • Eleanor M.

    Prettiest, cleanest public bathrooms anywhere in New York City.

    Eleanor M. · April 12, 2010
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  • Cornelius M.

    great place to daydream and people watch...

    Cornelius M. · August 20, 2009
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  • Vincent M.

    Try skating in the park

    Vincent M. · November 8, 2013
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  • Jeffrey Z.

    Manhattan's only formal French garden design, ringed by noble architecture including Raymond Hood's American Radiator Building and The New York Public Library. A soothing respite from the hectic city.

    Jeffrey Z. · March 16, 2013
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  • Steven T.

    Start Googling "Movies in Bryant Park." Magical nights with your friends...pack a great food basket and some good wine. The best.

    Steven T. · March 6, 2013
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  • Caner G.

    You can come here for relaxing. Escaping through the green.

    Caner G. · September 14, 2011
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  • Berkeley College

    Just one block away from the Berkeley College NYC Midtown Campus. This is a great place to relax in the shade with a good book or take advantage for the free WiFi!

    Berkeley College · October 19, 2010
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  • Murat Tarık I.

    Ortam o kadar entel ki, deniz olmadan bikinisiyle güneşlenen var. Herkesin elinde kitap, herkes bsyler okuyor. Türk'üz, kitabımız yok, açtım twit okuyorum bende, ama okuyorum he.

    Murat Tarık I. · September 8, 2013
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