64. To keep Bryant Park in tip-top shape and running smoothly on a daily basis, Bryant Park Corporation maintains a staff of 64 employees, including Sanitation, Security, Horticulture, Le Carrousel, Visitor Service, and Daily Activities.
2,600. Just over 2,600 people have learned to juggle since August 2013, and have an “I Learned to Juggle at Bryant Park” button to prove it.
|Jugglers call Bryant Park home.|
Photo: Geoffrey Hauschild.
3,000. Every year, we scoop out the coins visitors have tossed into the Lowell Fountain, clean, count, and deposit them in the bank. We harvest about $3,000 worth of coins annually. Read more about the process in the American Numismatic Society’s newsletter.
193,000,000. Park Manager Brian Schliessman estimates that there are over 193,000,000 individual blades of grass in Bryant Park’s lawn. That’s an average of 3,000 blades for each of the lawn’s 64,500 square feet.
|That's a lot of grass!|
1,126. On Thursday, July 16, Bryant Park Yoga set another attendance record with 1,126 participants. Bryant Park Yoga, presented by Athleta and taught by instructors from Yoga Journal, met twice per week.
|More yogis than ever practice in Bryant Park.|
Photo: Angelito Jusay.
35. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Bryant Park Corporation. In those 35 years, an innovative brand of public/private management has transformed the park from a dilapidated, crime-ridden civic eyesore into a beautiful, immaculately maintained public space that stands as an enduring symbol of New York City’s astounding recovery.