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Jefferson Market Library

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16 Jul 2017
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425 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10011-8427
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful that this splendid landmark with its Venetian Gothic style spires and turrets was saved from destruction by dedicated local campaigners. In the past, the tower had a bell to warn of fire. It was a court house for a period but now has been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The only reason I'm not giving terrible is because of the unique building and Sunday hours I have been in dozens of libraries in Manhattan and several in Brooklyn and Queens and have never come across one that had a children's bathroom but no adult...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We came here on a geocaching mission and were again happily surprised to find some amazing local culture. This library was a 19th Century Courthouse, used as such until the 1940s. Like the main courtroom is now an adult reading room. The woodwork and stonework...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 962anthonyp
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Once a year, the steep winding staircase leading to the top of the Jefferson Market Library's Gothic clock tower opens to the public. Check with the librarian for the date -- the lines are long but worth it. We enjoyed the climb, the views and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I had a few hours to kill between meetings while I was in NY and took advantage of the Jefferson Market Library. It's got a great room downstairs with a lot of very large tables that have power available in them, along with some comfortable...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank pmarcos
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the tower which opens only once a year. Great 360 degrees view. Once inside you need to walk up the stairs but the views are nice.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Nadia L
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in New York City. It's a must stop for any architecture and history buff. The inside is interesting as well. There is a lovely garden in the back.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were staying at the Washington Square Hotel and I needed to print something out quick so what better place than the library! The architecture of this building is awesome! I loved it. They had a spiral staircase going down to the basement level and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank marield1990
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Ever wondered what's the odd but interesting red-brick building on the West side of Sixth Ave between 9th & 10th? Well, it's currently a NYC public library. But it goes way back to 1833 when it was the location of a country market. The market...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This library makes one proud to be associated with books! You could hide out here all day (and into the night if they would let you.) The building was built as a courthouse in 1875. And what library is complete without a tower which is...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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