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New York Public Library

Address: 476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212 930 0800
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Ranked #14 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark containing more than six million books.
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Tangier-Tetouan Region, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

nice place to read a lot about history and art. If u r in a long trip around NY u should visit once and smell the mystical air of cultural things

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

what a magnificent building. Its worth your time to stop in and check out this huge library and take a look around .Wonderful architecture and decorated nicely for Christmas. you need a map to make your way through. great place to visit

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is the grandest and largest library I‘ve ever been in. You definitely need a map to make your way through the halls and exquisite rooms. We didn’t have the time to fully appreciate what this library has to offer or the exhibits and paintings. We will have to come back another day when the main reading room is re-opened.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful architecture and decorated nicely for Christmas. They had a neat WWI propaganda exhibit and several other walk-through things to see. A great stop.

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Assumption,Illinios
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

what a magnificent building. Its worth your time to stop in and check out this huge library and take a look around.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Spent 2 hours here and enjoyed myself immensely. I definitely recommend getting an audio tour. It's free and you learn a lot about the library and its history. The store is great with a good selection of souvenirs, books and knick knacks.

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Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

An architectural wonder of marble. The historic nature of this library, the works stored here and art exhibited makes this location a great free site to explore.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the library on a Saturday afternoon. We picked up a pamphlet with a map of the building and some "must see" rooms. It was a definite hit. Gorgeous rooms. The main reading room was closed for work, but the others were wonderful.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

My favourite building in New York, bar none. It is a beautiful piece of classically inspired architecture and an amazing and functional library as well. A world treasure.

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Redding, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

packed away in this area and beautiful architecture is alot of knowledge and books! This was literally a bookworms heaven and the atmosphere is excellent far as quiet and a good read. despite being on vacation i came here more than once to get away and relax. loved it

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