The first park at the site was opened in 1847 and was called Reservoir Square due to its proximity to the Croton Distributing Reservoir.
The eastern half of Bryant Park is occupied by the Main Branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL).
The western half, which contains a lawn, shaded walkways, and amenities such as a carousel, is located entirely over an underground structure that houses the library’s stacks.
The park hosts several events, including a seasonal “Winter Village” with an ice rink and shops during the winter.
Location of Bryant Park pin point you in the middle of almost everything. One or two blocks away from here is Times Square, Grand Central Terminal or Rockefeller Plaza. Conveniently on 42nd street in between fifth and sixth avenue.
You can find great brand shops, hotels or places to eat.