Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ask Bryant Park: Where Can I Get A Park Map?

In the Ask Bryant Park series, we hope to shed light on some of the questions that members of the public frequently pose to us about the park. If you have a question you'd like us to cover in this series, write it on the bottom of this post or e-mail us at 

The Bryant Park staff knows the ins and outs of the park better than anyone else. Locations like "42nd Street Allee" and "northeast corner of the lawn" are second nature for us. But don't worry, you don't need to be a Bryant Park insider or a cartographer to find your way around. Whether you're in the park or sitting at home, we've got plenty of wayfinding help available.

In the park, there are almost a dozen maps...
This map, prominently located near the entrance at the corner of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, lists park locations, monuments, food, and amenities in a color coordinated fashion. Below the map is a brochure rack that contains our seasonal events brochures, flyers for specific programs, and--of particular interest for this blog post--our Bryant Park brochure. The brochure is in the second-from-left and second-from right positions in the brochure rack.   

You can take a copy of the map home with you...
The brochure has its own fold-out map on the back page. If you like to carry your maps with you, the brochure is indispensable. You'll notice that the sign and brochure maps are identical--we try to be consistent among our wayfinding methods. You should be able to find the Bryant Park general brochure in any of our brochure racks.

Aside from being in standalone signs, the map is found on various history signs throughout the park. If you are a history buff, you'll enjoy reading these signs, which trace the park's early years, monuments, and more.

...or take a look on the computer.
If you're not in the park but want to plot out a meeting place with a friend, we have an interactive map available on our website. You'll notice that the illustration has been enhanced by technology--you can filter the map points by location, monuments, and more. In the above instance, the filter is set for "The Grounds" and demarcates those locations that frequently host programs, such as the Fountain Terrace and the 40th Street Allee.  
Better yet, ask one of us!
Our friendly and knowledgeable Bryant Park staff is more than happy to help you find your way around. Anyone wearing a Bryant Park uniform or a Bryant Park Staff tag around their neck should be able to point you in the right direction.

Now that you're an expert, you'll be able to find your way around the park with ease.

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