The park becomes a winter wonderland with an outdoor ice skating rink, a European inspired open-air market for holiday shopping, rinkside dining, and even an observation deck full of games and art supplies.
Address: 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues
Midtown, NY 10018
About Bryant Park
Standard hours: Opens 7am. Closing time varies by season.
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.