Press

Media coverage of Bryant Park has included feature articles and highlights in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, New York Magazine, Crain’s, The New York Observer, The Washington Post and many others. Regional coverage has also been extensive on radio, television, and the Internet. Here are a few select articles that highlight some of the work we do.

City Daytrip: Bryant Park Attracts Couples, Kids

Westchester Journal News, June 30, 2017

It’s summer. School’s out and vacation time is here, so it’s time to play and explore. Why not put Bryant Park on your to-do list?

Grandmaster Flash To Headline Bryant Park Dance Party

DNAinfo, June 20, 2017

Grandmaster Flash will headline the Bryant Park Dance Party

Here’s Your Gameplan for Movie Nights at Bryant Park

Metro NY, June 16, 2017

One of the city’s most coveted outdoor movie venues also has its own pop-up food market.

Bryant Park: Manhattan’s Beast Turned into a Beauty

Total Landscape Care, June 7, 2017

One of my favorite parks that I went to when I was in New York last time was Bryant Park, and I’m giddy to be returning to this 9-acre square of greenery in the middle of Manhattan.

New York Today: Toilets Fit for High Society

New York Times, May 9, 2017

The newly renovated bathrooms at Bryant Park, which The Times has described as the “Tiffany’s of public restrooms,” reopened last month after a $280,000 makeover.

Foie Gras Ice Cream, Anyone?

Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2017

At Manhattan’s Bryant Park from June 1-3, the Scooper Bowl will give patrons the opportunity to taste unlimited samples from more than a dozen brands.

Visitors Rave About New York’s ‘Iconic’ $300,000 Public Restroom

Time, April 28, 2017

A newly-renovated public
restroom located in New York City’s Bryant Park features bright floral
arrangements, framed artwork and the sounds of classical music — albeit
interspersed with the whine of electronic hand dryers.

A Public Restroom Fit for Brooke Astor Gets an Upgrade

New York Times, April 15, 2017

Bryant Park, a six-acre oasis set among Manhattan skyscrapers, packs in the crowds with its winter ice rink and holiday shops, summer movie nights, smorgasbord of artisanal fare and rustic lunch tables and chairs under stately London plane trees.

Marathon Asset Management Gets Right-Sized at One Bryant Park

Commercial Observer, April 4 2017

New York-based global investment adviser Marathon Asset Management thought big—perhaps too big—when it signed a lease at One Bryant Park nine years ago.

Bryant Park is Now Offering Fitness Classes on Its Ice Rink

TimeOut, January 3, 2017

We’re calling it now—the new fitness trend of 2017 is “Exerskating.” If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to sweat more and Netflix less, Bryant Park is here to help. (FYI: The landmark is known for its bevy of year-round and free outdoor workouts.)

A Tale Of 2 Parks: Drugs Plague Washington Square Park; Privately-Run Bryant Park Is Squeaky Clean

CBS New York, August 5, 2016

A stark contrast is observable between several parks run by the City of New York and one that is not.

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

Danny Meyer to Open Seasonal Restaurant in Bryant Park

Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2016

Union Square Hospitality Group to run eatery and catering venue during months when the skating rink is up.

Brooklyn Bridge Park and Bryant Park Offer Free Arts Programs

New York Times, April 6, 2016

As the weather turns nicer, New York City parks are rolling out an array of free performances to be enjoyed in the sunshine. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Bryant Park Presents announced their spring and summer programming on Wednesday, including movies, concerts, dance and theater.

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.

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.

The 7 Public Restrooms in New York You HAVE to See

ABC7, August 13, 2015

Public restrooms are all too commonly associated with questionable smells and insufficient amounts of sandpapery toilet paper. Get ready for Bryant Park’s toilets to flush these preconceived notions down the drain. Setting the “gold standard,” as former parks commissioner Adrain Benepe has noted, Bryant Park’s public restrooms were named No. 1 in the world by Virtual Tourist in 2011.

Inside the Opening of the Last Major Parcel Along Bryant Park

Commercial Observer, July 22, 2015

In 2010, long before shovels were in the ground at an empty lot across the street from Bryant Park, three titans of the real estate industry came together to celebrate.

What Does PBC’s 100 Percent Occupancy Milestone Mean for its Future?

New York Post, July 20, 2015

PBC USA Real Estate has achieved a milestone at 452 Fifth Ave. Two small but precious penthouse-floor leases have brought to 100 percent occupancy the 865,000 square-foot tower the company bought for just $330 million in 2010.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Patrol Magazine, July 7, 2009

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.