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    June 4, 2014

    Where to Watch the Stanley Cup in NYC

    The Nets are out of the running for the NBA title, the Mets and Yankees are having seasons that are middling at best, and the World Cup is still a week away, so best put all of your sports fan adrenaline into rooting for the Rangers, who are up for the Stanley Cup for the first time in two decades. ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014


    Try your hand at fly fishing in Bryant Park

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    January 29, 2014

    Here's What the Free Food Looks Like Inside #PepCity, the New York Microcosm in Bryant Park

    Super Bowl activities start in earnest today with the unveiling of #PepCity (Bryant Park, 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue), the Pepsi-sponsored three-day party in Bryant Park. Per Pepsi staffers, the event is a thank you to the Big Apple for hosting the Super Bowl, and so all of the activities -- conce ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Behind the Scenes of Winter Wonderland Pop-Up Celsius at Bryant Park

    Stomaching Midtown is easier now that the majority of tourist hordes have dissipated post-holidays -- and sometime before winter ends, it's worth stopping by Celsius at Bryant Park (42nd Street and Sixth Avenue). The two-story snow white structure is a symbol of human ingenuity, which can be just as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Johnny Weir, UG! Comedy, Matt Zoller Seitz at BookCourt

    Holiday season is in full swing, which means you must rejoice and be merry each and every day (you have no choice in the matter!). We've got your week perfectly balanced with a variety of events, including a performance by the fabulous Johnny Weir at Bryant Park, comedy on the Lower East Side, and c ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013


    Break out the skates 
for a holiday treat

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    June 26, 2013


    Solve the crime in Bryant Park

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    May 8, 2013


    Try your hand at juggling

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    February 5, 2013

    Mmm... Enfes Opens Near Herald Square, Eagle Trading Company Comes to Greenpoint

    Mmm...Enfes, the popular Turkish pastry shop that usually pops up at the Bryant Park and Columbus Circle Holiday Markets, can now be found permanently near Herald Square. Savory and sweet items include bourek and baklava. 70 W. 39th St.

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    October 25, 2012

    'Wichcraft Offers Free Hot Chocolate Today

    Bryant Park is the place to be Thursday afternoon, October 25. Just in time for the opening of the Bryant Park ice rink tomorrow, the 'wichcraft kiosk at Bryant Park will be switching its seasonal offerings from ice cream to hot chocolate. To commemorate the transition, it will be offering free fo ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Happy National Sake Day

    Happy National Sake Day. A bunch of restaurants around town are celebrating with Sake Hour. The holiday coincides with the start of the sake season in Japan, when brewing officially begins. Here's our round-up: - Haru is inviting New Yorkers to toast to this tradition on a dime during Sake Hour, wh ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012


    The quest for gold 
never gets old

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    July 18, 2012


    Learn the art of juggling

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    June 26, 2012

    Recipe: Rhubarb and Tequila Cocktail

    You've got to stay hydrated during a heat wave! Stay cool with fresh vegetable and fruit cocktails, which we'll be running all month. The drink: R&R The bar: Koi Bryant Park The price: $15 Ingredients: 1.5 ounces Reposado Tequila, 1 ounce rhubarb purée, 2 freshly squeezed lemon segments, .5 ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012


    Tropfest celebrates 20 years

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    June 13, 2012


    You’d be psycho for missing this

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    May 1, 2012

    May Day in New York City: A Quick Preview

    Almost since their eviction from Zuccotti Park more than six months ago, Occupy Wall Street activists have been laying plans for a grand reemergence on May Day. Now the big day has arrived, We'll be running a live-blog throughout the day to keep you updated on developments throughout the city. But ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Fashion Week, The Movie! They Unveiled It Last Night

    Last night was the end of Fashion Week, and Lincoln Center cleared of glitter, silk, and eating disorders so the emphasis can go back to opera for several months. But down at Tribeca Cinemas, the night marked a very special screening of The Tents, James Belzer's sweeping look back at the way fashio ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Bryant Park Holiday Shops: the Best Eats

    Lauren ShockeyWhat to eat while admiring the neon blue Christmas tree?​Of all the holiday markets in the city, the one at Bryant Park offers the most entertainment. You can go ice skating, ride a carousal, play chess, and much more. Food-wise it's a little hit-or-miss, though it's certainly ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011
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    June 8, 2011


    Have a picnic with Jack Nicholson

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    February 7, 2011

    Bryant Park Ice Skater Is Surprisingly Quick Study

    Here is a tale of courage on ice, via Improv Everywhere. A slightly chubby fellow who can't skate is left alone in the middle of the Bryant Park rink to the amusement of everyone watching, until...there's a surprising twist. Of course, it's less surprising when the music comes on and it becomes cle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Bryant Park Has America's Third Best Bathroom

    ​America's best bathrooms have been decided by the "Internet public," and our own Bryant Park public facilities -- investigated by Runnin' Scared's Annie Werner back in July -- alas, did not take the top prize. But it came in third for its "Beaux Arts design, full-time attendant, fresh cut flo ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Fashion Week Day One: Nicholas K; Michael Kors, Heidi Klum, and Jessica Simpson at the Extra-Long Project Runway Show

    ​We've been counting down the days until this very moment: the first day of Fashion Week at its new location. And although Bryant Park is a mere two miles away from Lincoln Center, it feels like we're in another world. We take our first glimpse of the new setup and see no sign of white tents or bi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2010


    Brad Pitt was on to something

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    July 9, 2010

    Investigating New York's Contestants for "America's Best Restroom"

    ​Last week, we informed you that the finalists for America's Best Restroom had been announced -- with two New York bathrooms making the cut! But the pictures provided on the site just weren't enough for us. So this week, we decided to take a break from our usual gritty public restrooms reporti ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010


    Play ping-pong for free in Bryant Park

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    May 21, 2010

    'Wichcraft's Marinated White Anchovy Sandwich

    ​The marinated white anchovy sandwich swarms with contrasting flavors; it's like a wild party in your mouth. Whatever your opinion on his far-flung restaurant empire, and career as actor-chef, you've got to admit that the least of his projects -- covering the city with 'Wichcrafts -- is one o ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    New York Parks Have Gotten Too Fucking Nice

    via Cresny​A few years ago, I started noticing that Central Park was getting too, you know, nice, with its perfectly groomed flora and flawless looking landscaping.

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    April 16, 2010

    Morning Links

    ​Herewith, your talking points for this Friday... • If you're trying to fly out of Europe, think again: "60 percent of European flights were not operating and delays will continue into Saturday," according to European traffic control agency Eurocontrol, which sounds like an early '90s elect ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Hell Hath No Fury Like a Shoeshine Guy Scorned

    In happier times.​Remember how somebody kept burning down that shoeshine stand at Bryant Park under cover of night? Which seemed random the first time, but then really suspicious when the replacement stand went up in flames? Police now have a confessor. John Swain, a 71-year-old shoeshiner ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Fashion Week Wrap-Up Exit Polls: Look Who We Met on the Street

    ​ Fashion Week wraps up today, and sadly bids adieu to its Bryant Park home of nearly 17 years. We took a camera out earlier this week to interrogate the show goers and sidewalk spectators. Here's who we met.

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    February 2, 2010


    Take your vintage wear to the next level

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    January 15, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Wall & Water; Goodbye to The Telephone Bar and Grill

    Wall & Water has opened in the new David Rockwell-designed Andaz Wall Street hotel, helmed by Chef Maximo Lopez May from Buenos Aires, who says he will aim to source his ingredients from the Hudson Valley. [NY Times] The one Group's steakhouse, STK Midtown, will open a 9,000-square-foot restaurant ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    A Nightlife (And Ice-Skating) Enthusiast's Guide To Thanksgiving Eve

    NYC is a town of transplants, a fact that's never more obvious than during the holiday season. While thousands of New Yorkers take off work early and spend hours upon hours in traffic, at the airport, and stuck in train stations, we think those of you who are left in town should make the most of i ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Grim, Downscale Fashion Week Starts Today

    The early reports on Fashion Week, which today begins its final stand at Bryant Park (they move to Lincoln Center next year), are less festive than usual. "FASHION WEAK: WHERE HAS ALL THE GLAMOUR GONE?" says the Post. "The current crop of beer and fast-food labels look like they belong at Talladega, ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Fashion Week to Leave Bryant Park

    amNY and NY1 are reporting that Fashion Week is expected to leave Bryant Park for Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park in 2010. Except for one season at the Chelsea Piers, Fashion Week has been headquartered at the park behind the Fifth Avenue Library since 1993. Earlier this week Vera Wang and Betsey Jo ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008

    Xenu Makes Weather, Rains Out Scientology Protest

    Maybe the Church of Scientology found the “tech” to create the permit problem and inclement weather that forced Anonymous members to cancel this weekend's scheduled protest. Doubtful. Protestors learned that the New York Police Department did not issue a permit for their monthly event on West 4 ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    City's Collapse Continues

    More falling glass: a pane popped out of the Bank of America Tower near Bryant Park this afternoon. In its coverage the New York Times mentions the "1,500 pound, floor-to-ceiling glass panel" and "bathtub-size steel bucket of debris" that have previously fallen from the Tower. Off the top of our hea ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008
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    February 6, 2007

    Get Your Wardrobe On

    The fashion industry is obsessed with green—the color of military uniforms, army fatigues, and the scads of money it will cost you to buy next fall's designs

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    May 4, 2004

    Keep Off the Grass

    Kicked out of the garden? Unconventional approaches to protesting the GOP convention

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    July 15, 2003

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    How to Protect Your Privacy While WiFi'ing

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    May 29, 2001


    In Search of a Cool-Blue Note

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    June 20, 2000

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    February 1, 2000

    Wild Orchard

    photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps

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