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“Like all things New York- an impressive place!”

New York Public Library
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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.
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“Like all things New York- an impressive place!”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

We always stop here to see what kind of interesting show they have mounted .

Last time it was Dickens and food- this time AIDS and children's books.

We always learn something and you have bathrooms and free wifi

What else could you want?

Visited December 2013
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“Beautiful, but be respectful”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Definitely a place to see in New York. Such a beautiful library, but you must remember, it's still a library and you shouldn't walk around speaking so loudly. People still go there to do there work. A gorgeous place to see.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful and Inspiring Place”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

The building is facinating inside-out. The furniture and old lightings are amazing. For tourists, it's a nice place to take a break, sitting down at one of the desks staring at the beautiful ceiling after hours of shopping on the 5th! And it's got the best free wifi in NYC!

Visited December 2013
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Philadelphia
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“Fantastic Structure”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

The building and it's history is great. The only drawback is that many of the places of interest are off limits such as the lower levels where the inventory is kept (lockers). I have tried several times to get access, but they do not grant this and have not shown it to others with the exception of a haunted tour several years ago. Still a must see if in NY as the building itself is an amazement.

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Amazing”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

New York Public Library must be seen to be believed!! Incredible architecture, many corridors to explore and an amazing gift shop!!

Visited November 2013
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