Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Things to Do in the Area: Holiday Shopping and Ice Skating at Bryant Park

 The 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.

1 comment:

  1. You can keep track of your emails while enjoying yourself at Bryant Park. This amusement park can also double as your office since it is also a WiFi hotspot.


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