The Real Deal New York

This month in real estate history: Bryant Park rehab OK’d

1983: City gives green-light to controversial long-term plan

May 15, 2014 04:30PM
By Adam Pincus

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Bryant Park in 1983, before its restoration

Bryant Park in 1983, before its restoration

From the May issue: The city, the New York Public Library and a park advocacy group announced a groundbreaking 35-year proposal to restore and upgrade the once drug-ridden Bryant Park, 31 years ago this month.

The controversial plan included building kiosks, constructing a large restaurant, expanding lighting and security and broadening the cultural offerings in the park, which occupies nearly an entire city block behind the library between 41st and 42nd streets, east of Sixth Avenue in Midtown. [more]