Bryant Park is the home of the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. The lawn is built over the library’s underground book stacks.
It’s a beautiful park at all seasons. In spring, the park hosts outdoor dance parties. In summer, it hosts picnic performances and movies. In winter, it’s the home of a really fun Winter Village holiday market with an ice rink. It’s one of the great places for holiday shopping with kids.
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Bryant Park is in Manhattan’s Garment District.
Sixth Ave | Bryant Park | Fifth Ave
(B)(D)(F)(M) to 42nd St – Bryant Park
(7) to Fifth Ave – Bryant Park
(N)(Q)(R)(W) to Times Sq – 42nd St
(S) to Times Sq – 42nd St
(1)(2)(3) to Times Sq – 42nd St
(4)(5)(6) to Grand Central
The park’s main entrance is on Sixth Avenue at 41st St. If you are on Fifth Avenue, the park is behind the New York Public Library.
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A Lot of History in One Place
During the U.S. Revolutionary War (1775-1783), George Washington fought the British here. Like many open areas that later became parks, it was once a potter’s field where poor and unclaimed people were buried.
In the mid-1800s, the Croton Reservoir (1837-1842) held the city’s water supply. During the U.S. Civil War (1860-65), Union troops drilled here.
During the City’s decline in the 1980s, the park was a scary place, but the community got together to clean it up. It’s a beautiful park now and an example of what can be done when people come together.