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Snapshot: New York

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 01:00 EST

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Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/23/2013 12:31:51 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Slippy
Totally agree with you, hfreeman. Bryant Park is truly a dynamic public space. I also love that it's frequently the host site of free public events like classical music concerts and Broadway performances.

hfreeman17
hfreeman17  
12/16/2013 6:47:56 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Slippy
While I'm not the shopping type, I enjoy that there are pop-ups in Bryant Park, as well as the rink and, in warmer months the ping-pong, chess, bookstands, movies and so on. Bryant Park's transformation has been amazing--and it benefits both the tourist and resident.

richheap
richheap  
12/13/2013 4:07:24 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Slippy
@PostSandy: Or... (1) stand by the side with the coats. I'm sure my daughter will drag me into these sorts of things in a few years' time.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/12/2013 3:12:02 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Slippy
I love the pop-ups too, PostSandy, I look forward to them every year. I really love the ones down by Union Square, too. If I get a chance to go down there soon I'll see if I can find out from some of the merchants how expensive it is to set up shop there. Last year, I went down and spoke to these people who were selling magnets made of reclaimed wood, with obscure dictionary words on them, and they told me that they pretty much live off of the sales they make there during the holiday season. I can't imagine it... but that's what they said.

PostSandy
PostSandy  
12/12/2013 2:47:27 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Slippy
I absolutely love those pop-ups at Bryant Park. The varieties of products are top-notch. I wonder if it costs the merchants an arm and a leg to rent for the season. The Christmas ornament shops seem to be of the same company.

PostSandy
PostSandy  
12/12/2013 2:43:51 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Slippy
Rich, Nicole, next time if someone - say your child, nieces/nephews, invite you to ice skate, start with these two steps.

1. stand on two feet;

2. bend both the knees and ankles forward; (Think: you are about to sit on a chair)

Repeat. 

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/12/2013 1:41:09 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Slippy
Yeah, I can't really imagine actively choosing to go ice skating at this point in my life, but it's fun to watch others do it.

richheap
richheap  
12/12/2013 12:46:11 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Slippy
Cool. (See what I did there?) I must admit that I see no attraction in ice skating. I can do plenty of damage to myself on solid ground.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/12/2013 9:21:17 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Slippy
Nah, I was just a bystander. Watching ice skaters can be pretty mesmerizing. I've gone skating at Bryant Park before, though, and it's lovely. I am a sucker for all of these holiday markets and rinks that pop up around the city this time of year.

richheap
richheap  
12/12/2013 5:45:27 AM
User Rank Staff
Slippy
So Nicole, did you partake in the icy excitement?

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