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New York Public Library

476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan)
212 930 0800
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Ranked #25 of 863 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Libraries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Shopping
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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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is where Carrie an Big we going to get married. It is a really beautiful building. nice to go check out on a stroll, it's right next to Bryant park which is also really nice to sit and chill on the grass

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just walking in these hallowed halls and sitting quietly in a reading room made the trip for me. The library is immaculate and well maintained. Stop in after strolling around Bryant Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hadn't planned on going, glad we did! wonderful building, interesting tour. Tour I think is held daily at 11:00 am, takes about an hour. The docent who gave our tour was spectacular, you could tell she loved, her work!!

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

An amazing building with reading rooms from another era. The Public Library is one not to be missed when visiting this fabulous city.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was very interesting. We liked the history of the building and it had some impressive architecture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A great place to stop and relax in quiet. Beautiful architecture, art work and free exhibitions. There are free guided tours of the library and talks in the lobby.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful facility, with excellent architecture. The reading rooms are huge, with lots of history steeped within. Worth a visit - even if it just to see the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Tours are on at 11:00 AM every weekday. Best way to enjoy the magnificent Stephen Schwarzmann Building. Unfortunately, the Rose Reading Room was closed for repairs.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This place was great! Being a photographer I could have spent hours here!! Just beautiful architecture. Just a great place to walk around and explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A beautiful structure in New York City. Visiting this building was a highlight of our New York City visit. Enjoy this building on your next trip to NYC

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