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New York Public Library

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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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476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed yesterday

Big Line just to check the bags Bad organization The information and way to visit could be improved to help the visitor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aurelio B
Reviewed yesterday

The library is an architectural treasure worthy of a visit if you have more than a few days to visit NYC, or if you're a New Yorker who just has never managed to get there. Our public library system is an amazing free resource. And...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a cold day to the Library. It was much more what I had in mind to come overhere. All the tall buildings and this had a Europe look. Really great. When I should live in NYC I would go a lot of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 days ago

At the center of the NYC where almost everything is money, finding free library with that soul and unlimited capacity, I wish I was a student again

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sahinT
Reviewed 3 days ago

a piece if marvel in the heart if nyc telling sense if pride in having a job done. an icon that spreads knowledge and art worldwide.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joseph c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful and free WiFi! Went in to take a look and really enjoyed it. Reading room lovley

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Massive spaces, beautiful work so well preserved. An oasis in the centre of this huge city. Quiet and dignified

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited the Library this trip to NYC for the first time and were so very happy with the day. We took the tour and it was so good. The lady giving the tour was the best and didn't hurry us through....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Travelingpatternmake
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting historical learning centre and some respite from the cold outside. We visited on a Sunday and some of the smaller rooms were closed. The main stairwell and main library were open from which we were able to take pictures of the architecture and art...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank G7560AGjohnp
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything in NY has a gift shop, this was not the exception (I found this weird actually). I wanted to see de Lenox Globe there, saddly, it was not available to the public :(

Date of experience: January 2019
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21 December 2018|
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Response from jenkatja | Reviewed this property |
There is an entire room dedicated to children’s books, often with its own exhibits that are relate to to children- when I was there in October it was the original Winnie the Pooh. Many kids all over of many ages
24 August 2018|
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Response from Kara G | Reviewed this property |
They did discuss the Winnie the Pooh toys during the tour but there was no mention of them going on tour. I suppose anything is possible though. You can try sending them an email to ask about it on their website. It won’t... More