Last week, the American Planning Association named Bryant Park a 2010 Great Public Space, under the organization's Great Places program. Nine additional public spaces were honored, including San Francisco's Ferry Building, Boston's Emerald Necklace, and Campus Martius Park in Detroit.
On its website, the APA writes that the Great Places program "celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning." Great Places have "a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow" and "offer better choices for where and how people work and live. They are enjoyable, safe, and desirable. They are places where people want to be — not only to visit, but to live and work every day."
Bryant Park fits the bill perfectly. The APA recognized us for our commitment to the public, our world-class amenities, and the calming atmosphere the park brings to midtown Manhattan.
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