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August 20, 2012
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The lawn opens at 5pm for blankets and picnicking and the film begins at sunset. Steven Spielberg's non-stop thriller stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, cinema's most resourceful archaeologist, taking on Nazis and other bad guys in a race for the Ark of the Covenant. (1981; 115 minutes; PG).
Address: Between 40th and 42nd Streets and Fifth & Sixth Avenues Midtown, NY
Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Today’s version of Bryant Park–with its gravel paths, green chairs, and jaunty le carrousel–is a recent invention. Though the space has been called Bryant Park since 1842, the park has had a checkered career. By 1979, it was the site of frequent muggings and drug deals and was avoided by knowledgeable New Yorkers. An almost ten-year effort, begun in 1980, transformed the park and its reputation.
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