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“Beautiful building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New York Public Library

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 #14 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark containing more than six million books.
Tucker, Georgia
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“Beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This library is a wonderful example of what corporate guilt can do for people in the long term. The Carnegie Libraries are a lasting legacy in almost every city in America even if the people who worked in the coal mines did not earn a living wage or have safe working conditions. Beautiful murals showing the history of the printed word. 1 of 48 Guggenheim bibles on display.

Visited May 2013
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“Wow - well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

A wonderful building and great to see inside this world famous landmark. Its got a real special feel to it.

Visited March 2013
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“Free Exhibits and great place to rest foot at shopping spree”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great exhibit and nice grand hall to see the treasure collection of the Library. Take some time off from the busy streets and shopping in Manhattan--right at Fifth Ave and 42nd Street. An oasis!

Visited March 2013
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“A must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is the premier library. The architecture is great, and it is a wonderful place to spend a little quiet time in the middle of busy Manhattan. The library has exhibits which are presented in a most professional and interesting manner

Visited March 2013
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Really worth paying the library a visit, beautiful high ceilings, some renovations going on, try to see the Rose Room. Internet is free and fast if you need to do some work.

Visited May 2013
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