Bryant Park is a small urban oasis that is usually “green” in the spring through early fall months and then features an ice arena during the colder winter months. Did you know the grass you see in this park is rolled up to make way for special events in the park. Sounds so LAish, right? During warmer weather portable tables and chairs are available for use free of charge. This is a great place to eat lunch or dinner. Oh and check out their awesome public bathrooms. For more information and a list of upcoming park events visit: www.bryantpark.org
Le Pain Quotiden is a delightful French Cafe located just across from Bryant Park (see park info listed above) located at 70 West 40th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. During warm weather their menu screams “takeout” to be eaten across the street on one of the tables in Bryant Park. Indoor seating is also available. Pre-made items are available to be scooped up on a moments notice – but they also offer much more including their tasty tartines (French open faced sandwiches with a variety of condiments on top).