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Articles about "Bryant Park"

  • The Economic Benefit of Public Parks By Zain Ul-Arifeen | June 06, 2016

    The environmental and social benefits of parks are well-known. Here we discuss the economic benefits of recreational parks, in the context of the City's "Parks without Borders" initiative.

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  • #TBT: Bucolic Bryant Park By Serena Horrigan | October 01, 2015

    From a pastoral lunch respite for Midtown workers to the majestic Reading Room of The New York Public Library, Bryant Park is a sublimely historic urban oasis.

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  • 767 Third Avenue: Checkmate By Shwetha Ravishankar | September 16, 2013

    A game of chess on the streets of New York is as common as pigeons and sparrows strutting the sidewalks. Players intently watching over their opponents next move, while bystanders gather around is a usual sight in spots like Union Square and Bryant Park, among others.

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  • Internet is Coming To New York City’s Parks By Clemence Fontaine | August 06, 2013

    You may have already complained about the bad internet connection in the city. And you were right, especially for a world city such as New York. Hopefully some spots offer free-wifi throughout the city. It started with cafes, but recently outdoor areas have been gradually catching up, trying to combine technology with nature. 

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  • Fun and Frolic at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony By Aby Thomas | November 27, 2012

    With Christmas just a month away, New York City seems to be gearing up for the festival with all the splendor and gusto it can muster. Holiday markets have been popping up all over the city, decorative lights are being hung along streets, and people seem to have already started on their Christmas shopping: these are just some of the signs that city is readying itself up for all the festivities that this time of year brings with it. But nothing seems to declare the start of the Christmas season better than the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center—and this year, it is happening on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

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  • Ice-Skate to Your Heart’s Content at Bryant Park—For Free! By Aby Thomas | November 19, 2012

    It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays here in New York City: the temperatures are dipping, scarves and pullovers are making their resurgence and holiday markets are popping up all around the city. Adding to the winter delights of the city are the various ice-skating rinks that have opened up all around the city—while the rink at Rockefeller Center is a popular tourist destination, there is also a lot of appeal for the Wollman Rink at Central Park. But New Yorkers have a soft spot for the Citi Pond at Bryant Park—and yes, maybe it has a lot to do with it being free!

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  • Bryant Park Set to Host Musical Chairs Championship By Yuan Feng | June 18, 2012

    It’s not every day that Bryant Park turns 20 years old. And to celebrate this anniversary, the ever-popular park in Midtown West will be hosting a 400-person adults-only game of musical chairs on Wednesday. This sure to be frantic competition doesn’t come with paltry stakes either: the winner gets his or her very own Bryant Park chair to take home as well as the honor of having their name engraved on one of the park’s seats.

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  • What Better Way to Spend a Summer Day than Mass Yoga in Bryant Park? By Phil Ryan | August 11, 2011

    One of the things about New York City living is that no matter how bizarre the activity, there are plenty of people more than willing to partake, and to those that stumble upon such a sight, the phrase, “Oh, this is just another day in the city,” always seems to apply. That may just be the sentence that goes through every city dweller’s mind when they see a park full of people contorting themselves in unison for a mass yoga event. Bryant Park’s free, summer-long yoga afternoons are the perfect place to get exercise with hundreds of others, if only for the novelty factor of people doing yoga on this scale.

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