Among Bryant Park's attractions is this French-inspired, Brooklyn-made carousel.
New York Public Library
Loyally guarded by 'Patience' and 'Fortitude' (the marble lions overlooking Fifth Ave), this beaux-arts show-off is one of NYC's best...
Bank of America Tower
Designed by Cook & Fox Architects, the 58-floor Bank of America Tower is famed for its striking crystal shape, piercing 255ft spire,...
Bryant Park Cafe
A bustling alfresco cafe in Bryant Park and a much-loved spot for after-five catch-ups.
Bryant Park Grill
Situated at the southeast corner of beautiful Bryant Park, this lovely restaurant and bar is the site of many a New York wedding come...
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Bryant Park information
European coffee kiosks, alfresco chess games, summer film screenings and winter ice-skating: it's hard to believe that this leafy oasis was dubbed 'Needle Park’ in the ’80s. Nestled behind the beaux-arts New York Public Library building, it's a whimsical spot for a little time-out from the Midtown madness.
Among the park's attractions is the French-inspired, Brooklyn-made Le Carrousel offering rides, as well as frequent special events. These include the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, popular with post-work crowds lugging cheese-and-wine picnics. Come Christmastime, the place becomes a winter wonderland, with holiday gift vendors lining the park’s edge and a popular ice-skating rink sprouting in its middle. Lovely Bryant Park Grill is the site of many a New York wedding come springtime, and when it’s not closed for a private event, the patio bar is a perfect spot for a twilight cocktail. Next door you'll find its more casual alfresco sibling Bryant Park Café , a much-loved spot for after-five catch-ups.