Bryant Park

Bryant Park is a phenomenal place where you can get a hot cup of chocolate and rent skates this time of the year.

from wikipedia.com
In 1686, when the area was still a wilderness, New York’s colonial governor, Thomas Dongan, designated the area now known as Bryant Park as a public space. George Washington’s troops crossed the area while retreating from the Battle of Long Island in 1776. Beginning in 1823, Bryant Park was designated a potter’s field (a graveyard for the poor) and remained so until 1840, when thousands of bodies were moved to Wards Island.[2] The first park at this site opened in 1847 as Reservoir Square. “

 

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