Bryant Park—known as Reservoir Square in the 19th century, thanks to the massive distributing reservoir that was once on the site of the New York Public Library Building—has lots of contemporary attractions: an ice rink, holiday shopping kiosks, and a sweet carousel too.
If you find yourself there, take a look at the heavy bronze lampposts that light all the park’s entrances.
They’re pretty impressive, no? These are old-school park lampposts that make it clear you’re about to enter an enchanting little pocket of green amid Midtown’s skyscrapers and office towers.
The ornamentation, the four ram heads, and the clawed feet at the base are unique to Bryant Park. I’m not aware of any other city park has a lamppost quite like it.
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