#21: Bryant Park – best park in the city?

I’ll admit, I haven’t explored a whole lot of parks in New York, but so far Bryant Park is my favourite. Where else can you sit on a hot summer […]


I’ll admit, I haven’t explored a whole lot of parks in New York, but so far Bryant Park is my favourite. Where else can you sit on a hot summer day and listen to free live opera while flipping through a magazine at the free Reading Room and checking my emails with the free wi-fi? And don’t forget the free summer movies and the Southwest Porch bar.

There was a time in the 70s when Bryant Park was a down trodden place, dominated by drug dealers and avoided by midtown workers. But after a three year renovation, in 1992 the park re-opened to become theĀ urban oasis that it is now.

In the winter the park turns into Christmas markets which is a huge perk for me as I love Xmas markets. And if I can get a mulled wine as well, bonus points. Throw in some free ice skating and this place is way better than Rockefeller Center.

Movies at Bryant Park

Ice skating at Bryant Park

 

Xmas markets Bryant Park

 

 

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