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Bryant Park Chair Plaques are a Bargain

Memorialize a loved one, a treasured memory, or proclaim your allegiance to the park with an engraved plaque on a Bryant Park bistro chair.

Real New Yorkers strive to leave their mark on the city, and one of the coolest ways to do so is to have a personalized plaque affixed to one of Bryant Park’s famous bistro chairs. Perhaps you have a special memory of a moment spent in the park, a friend with a love for Bryant Park, or maybe you just want to announce to the world your own affection for Manhattan’s Town Square. For any occasion, it’s "the city's best seat deal," as Anne Kadet writes in The Wall Street Journal. Even better: the donation is tax-deductible, as it is a donation to Bryant Park Corporation.

As Bryant Park Corporation President Dan Biederman tells Ms. Kadet, approximately 15% of the 4,000 chairs in service at the park carry personalized plaques. The messages on the plaques can accommodate up to 45 characters over four lines, and cost only $150. Each plaque is attached to a chair which will immediately be put into circulation throughout the park. We’ll send you a digital photo of the chair as a memento, and if you have a soft spot for a particular park location, you can come to the park and place it there yourself to begin its journey in the park. If you're unable to come to place the chair in person, we'll have our staff do so on your behalf.

To dedicate your own chair plaque, visit Bryant Park Shop, our online emporium for park merchandise, and find out more about the plaques and information on ordering. For all other questions about our chair plaque program, you can email

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