In the wake of Sandy, we were relieved to find that the park sustained very little damage. Many leaves fell from the trees, however only a few major branches came down. We lost power in the park, but no one was harmed and all of the kiosks and restaurants are intact. Today, our teams are back hard at work to clear the pathways, as well as make progress towards reopening Citi Pond, Celsius, and The Holiday Shops.
Bryant Park will remain closed for now, along with all other New York City Parks. Without power, we cannot operate the chillers for the ice at the rink, or allow people safely in the park at night. We are making efforts to reopen parts of the park, and will notify the public as soon as this happens. In the meantime, here are some photos of the park during cleanup. We're thankful to say that it will be just as you remembered it, when we can reopen again.
Update Thursday November 1, 2012: The park has reopened.