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“WOW! This Library is HUGE and has Winne the Pooh”

New York Public Library
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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour
Ranked #11 of 1,173 things to do in New York City
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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.
Reviewed December 21, 2012

My daughter LOVES Winne the Pooh and this library actually has (as part of a display) the original Winne the Pooh characters/stuffed animals. I know that for most people seeing the real Winne the Pooh wouldn't be all that exciting, but to my daughter it was. I love the fact that she was happy seeing the real Winne the Pooh. The adult section was very nice.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This was my 4th trip to NYC, but first time of visiting the library. I always thought there were more exciting sites in NYC that were "must sees", so the library kept falling further behind on my list. The library is definately a "must see". It is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever been inside! Allow at least an hour to go inside the rooms, looking at the ceilings, walls, every nook and corner. Breathtaking!

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

A must-see. They don't make buildings like this any more. It takes your breath away. Loved the main reading room and the periodical room.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

If you appreciate beautiful buildings this is a must see. Circle the building to take in all that is offered - Bryant Park is enjoyable in itself on the backside. The outer and interior steps, columns, lion "guardians" are all impressive. The third floor Reading room lived up to all the buildup in other reviews: ceilings, majestic desks, etc. The revolving exhibits were also enjoyable. The staff is most helpful and informative - they assisted me in finding Grand Central Station - a short walk away.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

The most amazing space to read for an afternoon. Amazing architecture and amazing reference material.

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