Bryant Park

Project of the Year: 7 Bryant Park

Engineering News Record
October 6, 2016

Office tower uses innovative design and construction elements to create a unique identity for owners and tenants in a prized Manhattan location

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How Bryant Park Goes From Grassy Lawn to Magical 'Winter Village'

New York Daily News
November 13, 2015

Each year it takes a lot of effort, manpower and coordination to transform Bryant Park's lawn into a skating rink.

34th Street

34th Street Partnership Renews Lease in 212 West 35th Street

Commercial Observer
September 16, 2015

The 34th Street Partnership renewed the lease for its Operations Office on 35th Street in September 2015.

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Review: 'The Taming of the Shrew' Is Given a Self-Reliant Update

New York Times
September 8, 2015

The New York Times gave a glowing review to Bryant Park Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew.'

34th Street

An Oasis in Midtown's Mayhem

Wall Street Journal
August 26, 2015

At Plaza33, real-estate firm Vornado gives Manhattan pedestrians a break.

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Stop and Hear the Poetry: Spoken Words Beckon to Bustling New York City

The Guardian
August 14, 2015

Bryant Park's Reading Room produces a variety of literary themed events, free to the public, throughout the summer.

34th Street

Urban Designers Add Splash of Color in New Pedestrian Walkway on 32nd Street

Streetsblog
August 6, 2015

A temporary pedestrian extension of the 32nd Street sidewalk was made possible by Vornado Properties, and designed by Alexandra Gonzalez of the 34th Street Partnership.

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At Bryant Park, a Free Modern Dance Festival

The New York Times
June 24, 2015

Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance returns for a second year in Midtown.

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New York inspires Sidney's Open-Air Library

Times Colonist
June 2, 2015

Beacon Park in Sidney, Australia looks into creating an open air Reading Room modeled after Bryant Park.

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Shakespeare with a New York accent moves into Bryant Park

Metro NY
May 26, 2015

The Drilling Company opens a new season of Shakespeare at Bryant Park, after losing their original parking lot theatre last year.

34th Street

H&M Tops Itself With New Giant Store

Wall Street Journal
May 19, 2015

H&M opened its global flagship store in Herald Square in Spring 2015.

34th Street

Five Manhattan Retail Corridors See Rents Jump Over 10% in Q1

The Real Deal
May 18, 2015

Herald Square and Fifth Avenue saw the biggest retail rent increases year-over-year.

34th Street

Midtown Office Market Hits Pre-Recession Levels with Highest Recorded Rent Since 2008

New York Daily News
January 8, 2015

The office market is strong in Midtown, and Amazon's 34th Street lease is no exception.

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NYC's holiday magic brought to you by Westchester

USA Today
December 13, 2014

Another huge holiday draw in midtown is the totally refurbished and decked out Bryant Park, where Dan Biederman of Chappaqua is in charge, as president of the Bryant Park Corporation.

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Green from Green: Public Parks Increase CRE Value

National Real Estate Investor
October 22, 2014

Bryant Park is cited as one of many parks around the nation increasing property values and improving quality of life.

34th Street

Amazon to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Site

Wall Street Journal
October 9, 2014

Amazon.com Inc. picked a location across from the Empire State Building on 34th Street as the location of their first brick-and-mortar store.

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Video: Crafty Men Unwind With Knitting

Wall Street Journal
August 25, 2014

Knitting in Bryant Park welcomes all levels of knitters, from beginning to expert, for a free knitting program in the park. Over 70 participants, including many men, knit together each week to produce blankets for charity.

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Frayser Town Center Would be Based on Manhattan Park

Memphis Daily News
July 29, 2014

A plan to revitalize an area in Frayser Town Center of Memphis is to be built using the model of Bryant Park’s successes.

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What Toronto can learn from a park in New York

Toronto Star
July 3, 2014

A full day of cultural activities and people watching prompts the author to propose that Toronto take note of Bryant Park's successes in its own parks.

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Free events multiply in NY neighborhoods

Crain's
June 30, 2014

Bryant Park is cited as being at the forefront of parks and neighborhoods offering a wide variety of free events to the public.

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Learn to fish in New York City: Fly fishing lessons offered in Bryant Park, Central Park

amNY
June 25, 2014

Bryant Park offers free fly fishing classes to the public right in the middle of Midtown Manhattan.

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Junior Hockey Players Face Their NHL Heroes at Bryant Park

DNAinfo
January 22, 2014

Junior hockey players took to the Bryant Park rink to play a game with retired Rangers and Devils players. The event was a precursor to the first hockey game to be played at Yankee Stadium.

34th Street

'Broadway Bites' Bringing Food Vendors to Herald Square

DNAinfo
October 16, 2013

Broadway Bites brings delicious local fare from a variety of local pop-up restaurants right to the heart of Midtown in Herald Square.

Bryant Park

Whole Foods, others mull space near Bryant Park

Crain's
October 14, 2013

Whole Foods becomes the most recent of many commercial newcomers to the rapidly developing neighborhood around Bryant Park.

34th Street

Wafels & Dinges, Nuchas Food Trucks Launching Kiosks in Herald Square

DNAinfo
October 9, 2013

Wafels & Dinges, a purveyor of Belgian waffles, has moved into a permanent kiosk in Herald Square. They will soon be joined to the south by Nuchas, who will sell empanadas in another kiosk in Greeley Square.

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Grab Your Partner. Do-Si-What? In the Middle of Manhattan?

The New York Times
September 19, 2013

Bryant Park held its First Annual Square Dance, inviting the public to the park to do-si-do on the park’s lawn.

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How "A Drive-In Movie, Except No Cars" Came to Your City

Time
August 20, 2013

Bryant Park is lauded as the first to hold free, outdoor movie screenings for the public. These screenings have now become popular in cities all around the world.

34th Street

More Hotels Check Into Herald Square Area

Wall Street Journal
July 11, 2013

Three new hotels have opened in the Herald Square area in recent months, joining numerous others that have been built nearby over the past several years.

Bryant Park

Showing Off the Accordion's Hip Side

The New York Times
June 26, 2013

The Accordions Around the World series in Bryant Park invites multiple accordionists to the park each week to show off their talent. The series will close out the season with a large accordion celebration featuring 75 accordionists in the park at once.

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Bryant Park Juggling Offers Catharsis During Lunch Break

DNAinfo
June 23, 2013

Bryant Park's juggling program provides children, businessmen, tourists, and teens alike with free juggling classes and demonstrations each day in the park.

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Bryant Park Partners With Popularise For Their First Project In NYC

ULI New York Blog
June 19, 2013

Bryant Park Corporation elects to be the first New York partner for crowdsourcing platform Popularise. The project will allow the public to suggest and vote on new ideas to bring in to the park.

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All Tied Up in Bryant Park

Wall Street Journal
June 12, 2013

High-wire artist Philippe Petit visited the Bryant Park Reading Room to show off his famous knots and to discuss his book, "Why Knot? How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, and Secure Knots."

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Eubie Blake Protégé at Piano in Bryant Park

The Epoch Times
May 6, 2013

Bryant Park welcomed acclaimed pianist Terry Waldo as the opener to the 2013 season of Piano in Bryant Park.

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Bryant Park to Broadway: A 'Boulevard 41' Is Proposed

The New York Times
March 27, 2013

Proposed as a part of the seasonal Street Seats program, the Boulevard 41 proposal that aims to revamp 41st Street in Midtown is fully supported by Dan Biederman, Bryant Park Corporation's President.

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A Wave of Public Art for New York City

The New York Times
March 7, 2013

Bryant Park welcomes a new public art project by Tony Smith entitled "One-Two-Three."

34th Street

CBRE Group releases Manhattan Retail MarketView report for fourth quarter 2012

NYREJ
February 26, 2013

According to a CBRE report, the 34th Street district is shown to be an increasingly strong tourist and retail destination within the city.

34th Street

Next Phase for City Pedestrian Plazas

The Wall Street Journal
January 14, 2013

The business coalition that manages Herald Square is pressing the city to grant it greater control over the area's pedestrian plaza in exchange for an infusion of private funds to spruce up its looks.

34th Street

34th Street Partnership Eyes Ambitious Retail Makeover

Commercial Observer
December 6, 2012

34th Street Partnership's work around the district has intrigued many national and global retail brands to the 34th Street corridor. The area is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand commercial real estate markets in the country.

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Bryant Park Lawn Frozen for Free Ice Rink

DNAinfo
October 26, 2012

Bryant Park’s lush, green sod is removed to make way for the annual free-admission ice skating rink.

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Bryant Park Office Rents Outperform the Rest of Midtown

New York Times
October 2, 2012

Since the park's renovation in the 1990s, Bryant Park's neighborhood has become one of the most in-demand markets for office space in New York City. A study conducted by Jones Lang LaSalle claimed that the "park itself is the nucleus of this submarket" and found that commercial real estate has soared as a result in recent years.

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Study: Parks Make Valuable Neighbors

Real Estate Weekly
September 5, 2012

Bryant Park took the top spot in a new study from CBRE that determined property value increases for buildings that border five of the city's major parks.

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Parks Elevate Office Rents

The Wall Street Journal
August 28, 2012

Bryant Park, once a haven for drug dealers and drifters, gave one of the biggest boosts to office rents, according to the CBRE study, which found that asking rents for buildings by that park were 63% higher than comparable Midtown properties.

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Rescued Exotic Birds Delight Children at Bryant Park

The Epoch Times
August 22, 2012

Every Tuesday, from May to September, the sanctuary brings a different set of birds to Bryant Park to interact with people for free - a chance for people to see the exotic feathered creatures.

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Painting Bryant Park, While Adding to Its Charm

The New York Times
August 10, 2012

Bryant Park's pristine lawn, lush hydrangeas and movable bistro tables have been well documented in photographs and videos, but not so much in paint. This summer, to correct that situation, the Bryant Park Management Corporation, which operates the park, chose four artists to be painters in residence...

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Fully Booked at the Park

The Wall Street Journal
July 1, 2012

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New York City's Bryant Park installs 42 electrical outlets for its visitors

New York Daily News
April 12, 2012

Now you can relax and recharge your laptops at the same time

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Inside the transformation of Bryant Park

New York Daily News
February 23, 2012

When flying over New York City in the dark of night, look down. Two areas shine with white light.

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Kids Learn About Healthy Eating in Bryant Park

DNAInfo
January 23, 2012

Snowfall in Bryant Park turned a celebration of healthy eating into an arctic adventure this past weekend.

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Ugly Sweaters Battle it Out in Bryant Park

DNAInfo
December 22, 2011

Ugly holiday sweaters came out of the closet Wednesday night, squaring off in a competition that would have made grandmothers proud.

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Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink Opens Ahead Of Wintry Weekend

The Midtown Gazette
October 31, 2011

The Bryant Park ice skating rink, Citi Pond, opened on Friday, October 28, with hundreds of New Yorkers and tourists lining up for opening day of its seventh annual season.

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2,753 empty chairs mark loss of 9/11 victims in haunting Bryant Park memorial

New York Daily News
September 11, 2011

A sea of empty seats, 2,753 in all, flooded the lawn of Bryant Park in waves of loss Sunday. A poignant exhibition featured one vacant folding chair for each person who died at the World Trade Center ten years ago.

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Hold On to Your Brie: A Movie-Night Ritual That Starts in a Sprint

New York Times
August 14, 2011

Just before showtime, however, any tensions are released when the audience jumps up and starts hopping and clapping to HBO's traditional theme music, as a promo appears on screen. It is a one-minute boogie whose origins are unclear but that has gone on for at least a decade.

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Bryant Park's lost items always returned by eagle-eyed guards on security patrol

New York Daily News
August 3, 2011

The veteran guards pace the park behind the New York Public Library with an eye for items left behind by absent-minded guests - laptops, cell phones, shopping bags, purses.

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Foursquare Exec Checks In at Bryant Park for Summer Breakfast Series

DNAinfo
June 28, 2011

Dozens of Midtown tech-lovers checked in to Bryant Park Tuesday morning to check out Foursquare, the location-based social networking platform, which officially surpassed 10 million users last week.

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Director Milos Forman Opens Bryant Park Summer Movie Festival

DNAinfo
June 21, 2011

It takes a lot to improve a summer's evening relaxing in front of a movie in Bryant Park. But, at Monday night's screening of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," an appearance by the film's Oscar-winning director, Milos Forman, added an extra treat.

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A Touch of France in Bryant Park

The Wall Street Journal
June 1, 2011

Three thousand miles from home, Martial Raissiguier stumbled across the familiar feel of the south of France in the northwest corner of Bryant Park.

34th Street

On 34th Street, a future so bright, you gotta wear sunglasses

Real Estate Weekly
May 18, 2011

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A Wild Time in New York City: Migratory birds drawn to city's green spots

The Epoch Times
April 25, 2011

The city's birders flock to the larger tracts of wild habitat like Central Park, Prospect Park, or Jamaica Bay in Queens, but Willow said even in Midtown Manhattan, on the small strip of green known as Bryant Park, a wealth of bird species can be found.

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Bushwick's Maria Hernandez Park Getting Bryant Park-like Makeover

New York Daily News
April 4, 2011

Bryant Park Corp. President Daniel Biederman said the rehabilitation of Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick, Brooklyn, will continue apace, using many of the same techniques that have made Bryant Park one of the most popular urban landscapes in the country.

34th Street

Much Ado About Herald Square

The Epoch Times
March 30, 2011

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Fashion Blogger Prefers Herald Square to SoHo

DNAinfo
March 9, 2011

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Bryant Park's New Electrical Station to End Need for Noisy Generators

DNAinfo
March 2, 2011

The Bryant Park Corporation is in the process of securing permission to build a new on-site electrical station that would eliminate the need for renting generator trailers and running wires across walkways to power the park's annual winter ice skating rink and numerous other events.

34th Street

Greeley students perform at 200th birthday celebration for Horace in NYC's Greeley Square

New Castle NOW
February 4, 2011

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Inside Art: Brightening the Outdoors

New York Times
January 27, 2011

Two glass kiosks that served as pop-up holiday shops near the ice skaters in Bryant Park might have been dismantled, but instead they have been retrofitted into miniature art galleries.

34th Street

New Skyscraper Ignites Growth Below 34th Street

Wall Street Journal
January 10, 2011

A real-estate group led by developer Douglas Durst plans to break ground within the year on a $350 million skyscraper just south of Herald Square, in one of the first major private construction projects to move forward in the wake of the downturn.

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Bryant Park Corp & 34th Street Partnership Support Park Landscaping & Maintenance

Broadway World
December 21, 2010

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, NYRP Executive Director Amy Freitag, and President of the Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership Dan Biederman, were joined by Borough President Marty Markowitz and Council Member Diana Reyna at the park to present the holiday gift of 74 trees to the residents and community of Bushwick.

34th Street

Super Saturday Shopping

NY Daily News
December 18, 2010

34th Street

Restaurant Bets on Future Of Nascent Neighborhood

New York Times
December 2, 2010

In Manhattan's midsection, just a short stroll from Times Square and Pennsylvania Station, lies a no man's land of unrealized potential.

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Breaking Points: For some city workers, lunch hour is not just for eating

New York Post
November 21, 2010

Every day when noon rolls around, the 38-year-old Queens resident sheds his academic adviser cap at Berkeley College and escapes to the southeast corner of Bryant Park to juggle.

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The Eternal Spring Tai Chi Program at Bryant Park, New York

Examiner
October 27, 2010

In 2004, Tai Chi Chuan Center started to offer free classes in Bryant Park on every Tuesday and Thursday from the beginning of May through the end of September.

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Bryant Park one of US's 'Great Spaces'

Metro
October 13, 2010

Bryant Park was named as one of the 10 best "Great Public Spaces" in the nation yesterday by the American Planning Association.

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Pigeon Poop And Other Misadventures of Funny Writers in Bryant Park

New York Observer
July 22, 2010

Laughs abounded and pigeons circled overhead as the four authors read selections from their books and answered questions as part of the FUNny Writers panel at the Bryant Park reading room.

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French Game Draws Melange To New York City Park

NPR
July 21, 2010

In Bryant Park, only a block from Times Square, there is a little corner where people play petanque...

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Latinos make a pitch for French-game pétanque

New York Daily News
July 14, 2010

On a hot afternoon last week, the petanque courts on the northwest corner of Bryant Park were all hushed concentration...

34th Street

Bus Lanes Get Aid Support

Wall Street Journal
July 9, 2010

The federal government will cover half the cost of New York City's plan to remake 34th Street by 2012 by creating physically separated, dedicated bus lanes.

34th Street

Best Foot Forward

NY Post
July 6, 2010

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Where Is the Best Throne in New York?

New York Times Blog
July 2, 2010

The public bathroom in Bryant Park could be voted best bathroom in the country.

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Tulip-Shaped Trash Cans Arrive in Bryant Park

DNAinfo
June 30, 2010

Bryant Park will soon have more than a hundred trash bins in "botanical-themed" colors and shapes.

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Own a piece of the park

Crain's
June 21, 2010

Bryant Park's business improvement district tries some creative fundraising

34th Street

Kings and Queens Come Out to Play in New York City

WJI Times Observer
May 26, 2010

Bryant Park

Artist Struts Her Stuff in Others' Shoes

New York Times
May 11, 2010

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Thousands of birds, like the hermit thrush, make a pit stop at NYC parks during spring migration

New York Daily News
May 1, 2010

Earlier this week, naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow spotted one of his favorite birds, an American woodcock, as it hunkered down on vegetation near the Mid-Manhattan Library in Bryant Park. But the next day, the shorebird was gone.

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High BIDs

Worldmag
April 24, 2010

The Bryant Park Corporation is one of the best-known and most successful business improvement districts (BIDs), in which a private entity takes over the management of a public space. Biederman took over Bryant Park in 1986, crowding out drug dealers and bringing in movies and restaurants and Broadway music and ice skating to make it one of the biggest and most successful BID ventures.

34th Street

Plan for 34th St. Puts Buses and Feet First

The New York Times
April 22, 2010

From the city that has banned cars from broad swaths of Broadway and put picnic tables in Times Square, here comes another great reshaping of New York's streetscape.

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Sunday in the Park, Feeling Nature's Call

New York Times
April 16, 2010

...None can compare to the grace, the elegance, the downright untoiletness of the public restroom in Bryant Park. Your first hint is the enormous arrangement of fresh flowers...

34th Street

Amanda Burden: "Great public space is why you stay in the city"

Design Trust Blog
March 30, 2010

34th Street

Celebrating the Public Realm: Six Finalists Selected for the Urban Land Institute: ULI Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award

Planetizen
March 24, 2010

Six finalists have been selected for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award, a new competition that recognizes an outstanding example of a public open space that has catalyzed the transformation of the surrounding communities.

34th Street

Swarovski to Open on 34th Street

Women's Wear Daily
March 4, 2010

Swarovski said that it will open a 1,550-square-foot Crystal Forest flagship at 200 West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, a corner with one of the highest pedestrian counts in the city.

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Saying Goodbye to Bryant Park Christmas Tree, Decades After Climbing It

New York Times City Room
January 7, 2010

A woman who knew the tree as a yearling returns to see it decades later as the Christmas Tree in Bryant Park.

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Holiday on ice: A week's worth of fun, indoors & out

New York Post
December 26, 2009

Work off some of that figgy pudding at The Pond at Bryant Park. Not only is the skating free, the surroundings are glorious.

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Ice, Served Two Ways: Plain or Glamorous

New York Times
December 24, 2009

The setting - in one of the city's prettiest parks, between the Grace Building to the north and the old American Radiator Building to the south - is so inherently glamorous that when the Zamboni comes out, accompanied by the lush strains of "You Go to My Head," it feels as though a star has graced the adoring crowd with yet one more curtain call.

34th Street

Shoppers Play Beat the Snow

New York Daily News
December 20, 2009

34th Street

The Retail Evolution of 34th Street

Women's Wear Daily
November 22, 2009

34th Street

Your neighborhood guide to Herald Square in midtown

Daily News
November 22, 2009

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Idling midtown buses drive retailers mad

Crain's
November 19, 2009

Midtown businesses, which began to notice a proliferation of long-distance buses at several on-street locations in early 2008, say the noisy nuisance is increasing.

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A Place Is Better Than a Plan

City Journal
October 19, 2009

Revitalizing urban areas (such as Bryant Park) is best done through small improvements, not grand designs.

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Bryant Park offers reading material: Books, magazines available in Manhattan green space

The Baltimore Sun
September 13, 2009

You can picnic in a park, walk in a park or sleep in a park. You can also read in a park, but it is the rare park that provides the reading material for you. One that does is Bryant Park, a little gem of green space in the heart of Manhattan where the skyscrapers provide shade.

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In Praise of Bryant Park: The joys of New York's most idyllic public space

Patrol Magazine
July 7, 2009

Perfectly proportioned to give the passing pedestrian or lunching office drone a substantial drink of nature without being large enough to significantly obstruct traffic patterns, Bryant Park works beautifully with the pace of urban life.

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Table Tennis in Bryant Park

wnyc
June 10, 2009

Table tennis anyone? That's a question that can now be heard in Bryant Park, where two ping pong tables have been permanently set up.

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Young Poets Show a Love and Gift for Language At Poem In Your Pocket Day

New York Sun
April 30, 2009

The Bryant Park Reading Room welcomed many creative students to share poems on the seventh annual citywide Poem in Your Pocket Day

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SUN SPOTS: WITH TEMPS IN THE 80S, GET READY TO (SUN)BATHE!

New York Post
April 25, 2009

The New York Post lists Bryant Park as one of the best places in the city to catch some solar rays.

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NYC Fashion Week to move from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, away from Garment District

USA Today
February 3, 2009

Every year during New York Fashion Week, designers can be seen wheeling racks of clothes in their new collections to the tents at Bryant Park, just blocks from their studios in the garment district.

34th Street

BID drawing more interest in 34th Street

Real Estate Weekly
December 3, 2008

The 34th Street Partnership has been on a mission to encourage more restaurateurs to move in and take advantage of the neighborhood's huge pedestrian traffic and even bigger appetite.

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Bryant Park: A Stunning Urban Garden

Gardening Gone Wild
November 22, 2008

What makes Bryant Park such a jewel is that it feels like a Parisian park transported smack in the middle of traffic jammed, gritty NYC.

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NYC Central Park's rival steals the scene

eTurboNews - Global Travel Industry News
October 2, 2008

This is now the talk of the town--a green park right at the heart of midtown Manhattan. Bryant Park, an 8-acre, urban park surrounded by numerous high-rise office towers, retail stores and the New York Public Library, is the latest flavor of the island of Manhattan.

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Weekend in New York | Bryant Park
Splendor on the Grass (and Near It)

New York Times
September 7, 2008

Bryant Park has come far since it was rescued from urban decay in the 1980s. There's the vast green lawn, the shade of London plane trees, plentiful green chairs and tables you can move as you'd like (try that in the '80s), an outdoor Reading Room, a carousel playing French music and the Manhattan equivalent of a Saharan oasis: public bathrooms so clean and attractive that you'll think they must be a mirage.

34th Street

Closing on Broadway: Two Traffic Lanes

New York Times
July 11, 2008

In a surprising reshaping of the urban landscape, the city is creating a public esplanade along a portion of one of its most prominent streets, Broadway in Midtown, setting aside the east side of the roadway for a bicycle lane and a pedestrian walkway with cafe tables, chairs, umbrellas and flower-filled planters.

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Bryant Park Movie Series Perseveres

New York Sun
June 23, 2008

… one outdoor movie series is different than all the others. The Bryant Park Summer Film Festival doesn't take people away from the skyscrapers, but instead lures them into the heart of Midtown, into a park that is encased within the steel and glass of the surrounding real estate. It is, perhaps, the most striking park space in all the city.

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Bryant Park Braces for a Tidal Wave of Traffic

New York Times
June 5, 2008

Bryant Park in Midtown may soon confront a fate that only Yogi Berra could have described: It will be so crowded, nobody will go there anymore. Will it all be overrun when the hordes descend? "We don't envision that we'll be in a Yogi Berra situation," Mr. Biederman said.

34th Street

Penn Station's buried glory

New York Daily News
April 20, 2008

Like wayward ghosts trapped in a transportation time capsule, hints of Pennsylvania Station's past grandeur linger amid its drab present - if you know where to look.

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A passerby's journal of a busy year in Manhattan's Bryant Park

The Herald Tribune
February 28, 2008

In the course of each year, the broad Bryant Park lawn gets remade over and over - from springtime garden and summer theater venue to autumn capital of fashion runways and twinkling winter holiday village. The turf itself, as long as a football field and framed by London plane-tree walkways, gets dug up and replanted from scratch twice a year. It's a changing stage for a cast of thousands, including regular passersby like me.

34th Street

BIDs want more of a say

Crains
January 19, 2008

THE BID MANAGERS ASSOCIATION, a little-known group of directors of the city's 59 business improvement districts, is trying to raise its profile.

34th Street

Bike Parking Lot, With Attendant, Is Planned for Midtown

New York Times
January 17, 2008

City officials have been trying to create more places where New Yorkers can ride their bikes safely, but finding secure places to park them is an enduring problem.

Bryant Park

THIS JUST IN...
Free Ice-Skating Returns to Manhattan

Budget Travel Blog
October 30, 2007

Workers out in midtown yesterday afternoon may have been surprised to find Bryant Park, a popular lunchtime retreat, transformed into a scene recalling Will Ferrell's hit comedy, "Blades of Glory."

34th Street

In Herald Square, a Monument Is Ready for Action

New York Times
September 17, 2007

They hardly have the renown of Lady Liberty or even of Patience and Fortitude, the proud stone lions that guard the New York Public Library. But two bronze laborers with the humble names Stuff and Guff are doubtless the hardest-working statues in New York.

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The Talk of The Town
Girl Counter

The New Yorker
September 7, 2007

For the past month, the keepers of Bryant Park have employed a system of electronic sensors to count the number of people using the park's public rest rooms. In September, they're going to test the system at a couple of the park's entrances, with the goal of refining their park-traffic assessments, which they rely upon to measure the health of the park and the success of the various programs they've introduced to lure people there.

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A Moist Finale to a Summer of Movies in Bryant Park

New York Times City Room Blog
August 22, 2007

At the drizzling dot of 5 on Monday evening, security guards dropped the barriers to the Bryant Park lawn. Hundreds of people began a slow-motion dash across the lawn for the park's final night of free outdoor movies this summer. By the time "Psycho" started four hours later, about 2,000 people had grabbed a few square feet of grass and the unlimited romance of a city night outdoors.

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Arias Alfresco, Siren Accompaniment
New York City Opera, Bryant Park

New York Times
August 16, 2007

"You tend to forget how good opera is until you actually hear it," Tony Zertuche, a 36-year-old playwright. He was waiting in a long line in Bryant Park to buy $25 tickets to coming New York City Opera productions.

Bryant Park

Magic Wands and Quill Pens

Time Out New York Kids
August 1, 2007

Bryant Park, Manhattan's summer staple, caters a Saturday afternoon especially for young ones.

34th Street / Bryant Park

New Report Could Boost BIDs

New York Sun
July 26, 2007

Large business improvement districts in New York City increase the value of commercial properties within their borders by 15% on average. Smaller districts, however, have no effect on commercial property values, a new study released yesterday by New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy says.

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Work, Unplugged

New York Daily News
July 9, 2007

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers are logging onto free networks offered at parks, coffee shops and other small businesses throughout the city. Some surf for fun, others complete school assignments, but a growing number are at work.

Bryant Park

Real Splendor in the Grass

New York Times
July 1, 2007

Prime blanket real estate, a hot property at Bryant Park's summer film festival.

34th Street

BID aims to beef up dining scene around 34th Street

Real Estate Weekly
May 16, 2007

The 34th Street Partnership has recently embarked on an initiative to lure more quality restaurants to the 34th Street District.

Bryant Park

Uniform Stylings by Mother Nature

Fashion FORWARD
May 1, 2007

Bryant Park employees' uniforms needed a facelift, and the inspiration came from the uniquely colored London Plane trees.

34th Street

Biz Group Curbs Confusion

New York Daily News
March 22, 2007

34th Street

Meeting of Minds on 34th St.

Real Estate Weekly
March 7, 2007

Bryant Park

Public Parks Landing Private Owners

Los Angeles Times
February 11, 2007

Supported entirely by commercial sponsors and fees, Bryant Park is an ambitious experiment in the private operation of public places, one that is being watched by urban planners and city managers worldwide.

Bryant Park

MY NEW YORK
Skating on a Gershwin Set, Whatever the Tune

New York Times
December 29, 2006

The New York Times rates The Pond at Bryant Park NYC's best ice skating rink, and "a yearly miracle that materializes on the lawn behind the New York Public Library."

Bryant Park

View From the Market Booth

The Wall Street Journal
December 8, 2006

Behind the counters, a group of diverse artisans brave cold to sell at thriving U.S. Fairs

34th Street

Boozers Turn Over a New Leaf

Real Estate Weekly
November 29, 2006

Bryant Park

PUBLIC LIVES
A Park Cleans Up Its Act (Gum Removal Aside)

New York Times
October 20, 2006

The park has come a long way since then, when Mrs. Astor was, as the saying goes, "accosted by a youth" (species: Adolescentis drug-dealeum) and the Rockefeller brothers pitched a fit.

34th Street

34th Street Partnership's booth a design winner

Real Estate Weekly
August 2, 2006

Bryant Park

A Resplendent Park Respite, Mosaic Tiles Included

The New York Times
April 4, 2006

To call it a bathroom, perhaps, gives insufficient respect to a landmarked 95-year-old building that reopens today in Bryant Park after two months and $200,000 of renovations.

34th Street

34th Street district hungry for upscale restaurants

Real Estate Weekly
March 8, 2006

34th Street / Bryant Park

Raising Private Funds To Remake a Public Park

New York Sun
January 26, 2006

If you called Daniel Biederman an urban planner, you'd be right. You'd also be right if you called him a proselytizer for the private sector or an aficionado of New York City's architecture. You'd be right, most of all, if you called him a rehabilitator of neighborhoods.

Bryant Park

Tourist Trap Smackdown

The New York Post
November 19, 2005

Slip-sliding away: the Rink at Rockefeller Center vs. Bryant Park ... for our money, the new Bryant Park rink (Sixth Avenue at 42nd Street) has the edge.

Bryant Park

Skating in Bryant Park

Metro
October 31, 2005

Skaters took to the ice yesterday at Bryant Park's new rink, called "The Pond."

Bryant Park

Splendor in the Grass

The New York Times
October 23, 2005

Ever since the park was renovated 13 years ago, it has been a remarkable space, and one of its most remarkable aspects is that the number of men and women is about equal, a balance that is carefully monitored as a barometer of the park's health.

Bryant Park

Bryant Park Forecast: Ice in October

The New York Times
October 6, 2005

The Bryant Park lawn, well known for its pristine grass and the near-perfect bodies that lounge upon it in summer, will soon also be known for the blades gliding across it in winter.

Bryant Park

A Park with its Own Library

The Journal News
May 1, 2004

What was once a broken-down symbol of a city trying to stagger out from under debt, crime and neglect has become a crown sapphire in the heart of Midtown.

Bryant Park

The Fall and Rise of Bryant Park

New York Sun
January 21, 2004

Bryant Park's successful privatization is a tribute to a selfless innovation by the public sector - permitting the private sector to step in with resources and operational skills to restore and manage a splendid public space. Most public officials wouldn't have had the courage to let the private sector take over.

34th Street

Bright Idea!

The New York Daily News
January 11, 2004

Bryant Park

A Downtown Park Really Can Make A Difference

Dallas Morning News
November 5, 2003

Bryant Park is a wonderful gift to New Yorkers and visitors alike. The park has been around since the 1850s. But its role never has been more significant than it is today.

Bryant Park

Send Round the Clowns

NY Daily News
March 21, 2003

Bryant Park carousel opens for business on the first day of spring with help from Barnum & Bailey clowns

Bryant Park

Walker in the Wireless City

The New York Times
November 24, 2002

Bryant Park is transforming into a new kind of urban space because of wireless technology

Bryant Park

Top Five Wireless Access Sites

CUE
November 11, 2002

Bryant Park is listed as the #2 top wireless access site

Bryant Park

Sending a Message in Bryant Park

Crains New York Business
October 28, 2002

Featuring a photo of "NYC 2012" mowed into the Bryant Park lawn to promote New York City's bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Bryant Park

Leave the Wires Behind

The New York Sun
September 30, 2002

Wireless access in New York City, featuring Bryant Park

Bryant Park

A Break from the Grind

The Poughkeepsie Journal
August 8, 2002

Highlights Bryant Park as a day trip excursion

Bryant Park

Across From Bryant Park, A Block With Personality

The New York Times
August 4, 2002

Architectural tour of 40th Street's amazing buildings

34th Street

Which Street is Coming Up? Right There, It's in Lights

The New York Times
July 21, 2002

Bryant Park

Celebrating Bryant Park Love

NY Daily News
July 1, 2002

Bryant Park Restoration Corporation holds a couples event for all those who met, became in engaged or married in Bryant Park

34th Street

Secret City

The Daily News
June 23, 2001

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