|ice skating rink at Bryant Park is NYC's only free admission ice skating rink.|
If you're in the Garment District area between now and the end of December, take a walk over to Bryant Park at 40th and Sixth Avenue. The holiday shops are open, and browsing the unique items in this festive setting is a welcome break from pawing through bolts of fabric. I was there last week and bought a funky Japanese calendar for my daughter in college and two black-and-white photos of Yankee Stadium for my 15-year-old son. Plus I had a major celebrity sighting.
This J-Wave shop is filled with cute calendars from Japan, plus other Japanese knick-knacks. The kinds of things preteens and teens like.
Ping pong is the new cool sport in NYC, and Bryant Park has a couple of tables set up if you feel like a game or two. See the crowd behind these two guys? They're watching Jennifer Aniston filming a scene for the movie "Wanderlust." Yeah, you could see a celeb or two at Bryant Park.