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Bryant Park, New York

Bryant Park - New York, New York
Bryant Park
West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018Map
Avenue of the Americas
+1 212 768 4242
Neighborhood: Midtown

New Yorkers love this small, sculptured park, in the heart of Midtown. With its French benches, colorful flower gardens, green lawn and numerous cultural events, Bryant Park is a peaceful place to take a moment to watch the world go by. Named after poet William Cullen Bryant, the site of this historic park has played an important role in New York City. George Washington's troops walked through the park during the American Civil War. In 1853, the famous Crystal Palace was built here for the World's fair, but later burned. Once the reservoir was built (it was where the Library is today), the land was used as a public space. After being officially designated a public park, the site's fortunes rose and fell with the times. A brilliant restoration in the 1990s transformed the space into the beautiful midtown oasis it is today. For an event schedule and tour information, check the website.

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By jbhaydn | Posted 04/16/12
  Will check web-site ! Thank's for the info on it ! Sound's like there was a lot of New York history happened here also !--jbhaydn  
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Bryant Park General Information
  • Open Hours: Oct to Feb - Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Apr - Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM, May - Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Jun to Sep - Monday to Friday from 07:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Jun to Sep - Friday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Type: Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: 42 Street - Bryant Park
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