New York Public Library, New York City

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Admire the high marble arches and elegant pillars of one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, New York Public Library. Situated in midtown Manhattan, the Beaux Arts structure serves as the flagship building of the New York Public Library system, containing a collection of over 6 million books. Take in the impressive carved ceiling, grand chandeliers, and ornate detailing of the famous Rose Main Reading Room, or take a seat outside and examine the building’s beautiful facade of carved marble. Stop by the library store to peruse the selection of antique books and library souvenirs. With our world travel planner, New York City attractions like New York Public Library can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Not visited it on our first trip to New York but if in the second. As happens so often in this city it is as if we had already been before. What is NY, which is a huge plate of film. Its facade is beautiful and stairs giving access to the interior of presage as it will visit. Magnificent. Fantastic murals, impressive arches and truly beautiful rooms as the room of the maps or the incredible room Rose. It is worth devoting time to explore it and recreate in every corner. At the entrance there is a flat Guide for visitors in different languages so there is no excuse for not visiting it.
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  • This is how a main library should look and feel. So impressive, so heavy. Air feels as if it’s filled with knowledge and history of great books/minds. Think there’s more tourists than library patrons....  more »
  • When visiting a city for the first time, I do not typically think about touring a public library. But, the Public Library on 5th Avenue, should be on every visitor's short list of attractions to visit...  more »
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  • The librarians are excellent! The hours are great. I love this branch!
  • I love this library - The staff are helpful and kind, it's great for every person in the community. Wonderful classes for children, teens and adults.
  • Too small for Adults. Upper floor is not for those, age 19 and above . Beautiful, black stoned staircase. You may only climb to seek items, but not to sit-down.
  • Muhlenberg is a good library, with conscientious librarians and support staff, tons of media, working PCs, and a dedication to serving the WHOLE community--even on rainy days!!
  • I love libraries ! In this library you can find at view a good collection of DVDs and also not bad cooking books . Staff is friendly and the building is also nice.

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