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.

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.

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

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.