Bryant Park is not very large, but it’s big enough for the necessities of any good city park: places to relax, flowers and trees, a large fountain and plenty of entertainment. I always like visiting Bryant Park, although it’s usually for just a short rest during a whirlwind tour through NYC. It’s a great venue for people watching and for catching your breath before launching yourself back into the fray.
In Inland, I used Bryant Park as the setting for a scene where some truths are revealed using stark contrasts, much like the park’s soft garden landscape set amongst towers of concrete, glass and steel. Bryant Park is a small port in the storm of NYC. It does not pretend to be an impenetrable sanctuary, nor would we want it to be.